Matching Grants

Business Lending Partners (BLP) provides up-front eligibility screening services to determine if a small business meets the general criteria to qualify for an SBA loan.

Grant reimburses up to 50% of eligible cost – up to $5,000 per applicant.
Through funding from the County of Racine, a Matching Grant Program (MGP) was established with the goal of providing a means for existing small and medium-sized companies to obtain the professional services necessary for a strong foundation for continued business growth and to provide jobs for Racine County residents.

Grant reimburses up to 50% of eligible cost – up to $10,000 per applicant.
Through funding from the City of Burlington, a Matching Grant Program (MGP) was established with the goal of providing a means for small and medium-sized for-profit and non-profit organizations to establish a new operation, expand an existing operation or construct or improve a facility for lease to business(es) located in the City of Burlington.

Matching grants up to $25,000 are available to businesses in TID #4 wishing to establish a new operation, expand an existing operation or construct or improve a facility for lease to business(es) located in the Village of Sturtevant.
  • Current with all financial obligations
  • Have no outstanding fines, penalties, taxes or other financial obligations owed to with Racine County and/or the Village of Sturtevant, Wisconsin
  • Project plan and budget with funding committed

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      Business Eligibility







      RCEDCGateway Technical CollegeRAMACWWBICSBDCIndependent ConsultantConsidering the RCEDC CEO Round TableConsidering the RCEDC/RAMAC Living as a Leader Program

      Racial or Ethnic MinorityWomanVeteranOther






      Note: If the applicant business or any of its affiliate businesses have previously received grant funds, they only qualify for a cumulative amount of $15,000 after which applicants no longer qualify to receive grants.

      Business Information

      Uses of Funds

      Grant Signature

      In signing this application on behalf of the requesting business, I hereby certify:

      1. That all information is complete and correct;

      2. That the business is a Racine County for-profit company;

      3. That the business is an existing business, has a physical location that is not home-based and has been open (since date of first revenue) for a minimum of 30 days;

      4. That the business has less than 200 employees at its Racine County location;

      5. That the business has less than $25 million in gross annual US sales;

      6. That the business is working with one of the following organizations: RCEDC, Gateway Technical College, RAMAC, WWBIC, SBDC or an independent consultant as described on the first page of this application document which can include the RCEDC CEO Roundtable program, the RCEDC/RAMAC Living as a Leader program or the RCEDC Coaching Council program;

      7. That the business and owners are current with Racine County Real Estate Taxes and have no derogatory findings with Wisconsin Circuit Court Access or the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions;

      8. That the business certifies that they have no outstanding fines, penalties, taxes, or delinquent financial obligations whatsoever with the County of Racine, Wisconsin, agency, entity or any other local unit of government;

      9. That the business agrees, one year after the grant is provide, to provide an email or a memorandum, on company letter head, the number of jobs at the time of the grant application and the number of jobs one year after the grant was received and outlining the impact of the grant program on the business;

      10. That the business and/or its affiliates have not received the maximum cumulative amount of grant funds of $15,000;

      11. That the information provided may be subject to open records under Wisconsin law, although not all information in them may be subject to disclosure. I recognize that, with respect to any funds granted, the following information, at a minimum, will be treated as subject to disclosure to a person making a request under Wisconsin public records law: the amount of the grant, name and address of party to whom the grant was granted, the purpose of the grant, and names of any other parties involved in the grant;

      12. That all grants are approved based on the RCEDC Loan Committee discretion

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