Marathon County Microbusiness $5,000.00 Grant

MCDEVCO’s mission is to invest in business development and community growth through the integration of resources. We carry out our mission through our values of stewardship, community, respect, empowerment, and encouragement, and through promotion of the community, ethics, and integrity.

Therefore, it is Marathon County, Wisconsin purpose to distribute COVID-19 related grants to microbusiness throughout the County – not including the City of Wausau. Funds are distributed to the County from the 2021-2024 Community Development Block Grant (DOA/CDBG-CV) project; and MCDEVCO has been contracted to administer the funds for the County.

Please see the application – Important Information for the guidelines of the grant funds.

Microbusinesses affected by COVID-19 at any stage are welcome to make applications through MCDEVCO until the funds are depleted.

No applicant may be denied a grant and/or a forgivable loan on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap, sexual orientation, familial status or sex.

TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF FILLING OUT YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE SUBMIT THE CONTACT FORM BELOW FOR MCDEVCO TO SEND YOU A PASSWORD! (Note – Our office hours are Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm.)

After you receive your password start your application process here. 

Note that once you begin the process of filling out your application it can not be saved – you have to complete it at one setting. All application materials should take between 30 and 60 minutes. Attach your articles of Incorporation & bylaws (only for business that are required to have them) and most current filed taxes at the end of the application as PDF’s.  Make sure that you have all of your business information such as EIN or Social Security Number, any other COVID-19 payments that you have received, articles of incorporation, last filed taxes, etc. before you begin.

Step 1. To Apply – CLICK HERE.

Step 2. Non-duplication of Services – CLICK HERE.

Step 3. Low-to-Moderate Income Certification Form Below – 

You MUST also fill out the low-to-moderate income Certification for the Business Owner(s). Please click HERE to complete that form.

NOTE: For Steps 2 and 3 either attach to your application or email to info@mcdevco.org.

Note after MCDEVCO reviews the certificate you maybe required to fill out an employee low-to-moderate certificate to meet the requirement. If you do not meet the low-to-moderate requirement a grant can NOT be awarded to your business.

Thank you for your application. MCDEVCO will contact you shortly.