COVID-19 Business Transition Grant Fund Information and Application

For Immediate Release

 

DE PERE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES COVID-19 BUSINESS TRANSITION GRANT FUND FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

 

FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF DE PERE, DONATIONS FROM SCHNEIDER FOUNDATION, MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

De Pere, WI (May 21, 2020) – The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the City of De Pere, announces COVID-19 Business Transition Grant that will assist small businesses located within De Pere while they move into re-opening and begin the stages of recovering from the state wide shutdown of non-essential businesses mandated on March 17, 2020.

“The De Pere Area Chamber is continuously searching for opportunities that benefit our business community,” says Amber Thiel, President/CEO of the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, “we are appreciative to have the ability and resources to step up during this time and assist small businesses in re-opening and moving forward through this undoubtably challenging period.”

Eligible applicants must own and operate a local business within the City of De Pere. Full-time equivalent employees may not exceed 25. Businesses within the Main Street District are eligible however, are only eligible for a grant up to $2,500 which includes any funds they may have received through Definitely De Pere’s COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Fund. Businesses may not exceed a grant of $2,500 between the two programs. Other criteria are considered, applications will be scored by a committee and awards will be granted by Wednesday, June 3, 2020 based on need.

Individuals, businesses, and/or corporations who are interested in donating to the COVID-19 Business Transition Grant Fund should contact the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce via email: info@deperechamber.org.

Applications can be submitted as soon as Thursday, May 21, 2020 for consideration and must be received by no later than Friday, May 29, 2020 to be considered. Maximum grant request is $2,500.

The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) non-profit. We are a member-owned organization built up of staff, interns, and volunteers. Our Mission is to advance the interests of member businesses through business development and community involvement to stimulate economic growth in the De Pere area. Our Vision is to make De Pere a destination for living, travel, and business.

 

Click Here to access the application or apply below.

 

Media Contact:

Amber Thiel, President

amber@deperechamber.org

441 Main Ave

De Pere WI 54115