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Dane County Office of Workforce & Economic Development

Financing & Capital

Dane County offers grants and loans to help new and small businesses thrive. Browse through our resources below to find a program that fits your situation or to find out how we are helping economic development from the ground up. 

DANE COUNTY PROGRAMS

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Home Investment Partnership (HOME)

The Dane County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was formed in 1998 with 43 municipalities. Today there are 56 participating municipalities active in the Dane County Urban County Consortium.  For more information about the program visit the Dane County CDBG & HOME webpage. 

Economic Development and Commercial Revitalization Funds

The County has two revolving loan funds that have separate, on-going application cycles. The funds will be used to stimulate economic development and to provide loans for commercial revitalization. These funds have been crucial in providing funding for small business development and expansion in the Dane County Urban Consortium.

Please see the fact sheet and application below for both the Commercial Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF) and the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). For additional information, visit RLF section of the Dane County CDBG & HOME webpage.

 

Microenterprise Business Loan (MBL) Program

Dane County's Microenterprise Business Loan Program provides loans of $1,500 to $8,000 to eligible small businesses (businesses with 5 or fewer employees) located in Dane County outside the City of Madison. These loans are for the purpose of establishing a new business or creating jobs for low- and moderate-income (LMI) county residents.

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
City County Building, Room 421
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703-3342
(608) 266-4006

Bond Financing

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
City County Building, Room 421
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703-3342
(608) 266-4006

 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
City County Building, Room 421
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703-3342
(608) 266-4006

 

Business Consortium Fund

The National Minority Supplier Development Council

Madison Development Corporation

550 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-1560

Madison Region Economic Partnership

615 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 71
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 443-1960

Phenomenelle Angels Fund

University Research Park 510
Charmany Ste. 175B
Madison, WI 53719

info@phenomenelleangels.com 
(608) 441-8315

 

Small Business Administration

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)
Small Business Programs

201 W. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-7884
(800) 334-6873

Wisconsin Business Development (WBD)

P.O. Box 2717
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 316-7132
(800) 536-6799

Wisconsin Angel Network

455 Science Dr
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 442-7557, ext. 23

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
tax credit, grant and loan programs

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation Micro-Loan Program

2300 S. Park St, Suite 103
Madison, WI 53713

info@wwbic.com
608-257-5450