Reopening & Recovery Resources for Madison Region Businesses

NOTE: Due to the changing conditions regarding COVID-19, the following information will be updated on a continual basis as new information becomes available.

Reopening Resources

WEDC Reopen Guidelines

Public Health Madison & Dane County

CDC Guidance for Workplaces and Businesses

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Employers

Business Assistance

Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants
Wisconsin to offer $420 million to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business Administration COVID Funding Options
U.S. SBA provides various funding options for small businesses.

City of Janesville Business Assistance
Resource for Rock County businesses.

WWBIC COVID-19 Fast Track Loan Program
Focused on existing businesses looking for business financing during COVID-19.

KIVA Greater Madison Funds
Kiva provides 0% interest microloans to local small businesses. Contact Michelle Sherbinow at 608-204-8906 or email at madison@local.kiva.org.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Frequently asked questions on USDA Loans, service centers, food safety, trade and more

WI Small Business Development Centers
Loan assistance and support for small business owners in Wisconsin.

Hmong Chamber of Commerce Emergency Loan Fund
This program makes loans between $5,000 and $10,000 for working capital to cover rent, payroll and other fixed expenses for businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

Human Resources & Employer Support

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers guidance for business owners and employers considering their reopening.

Toolkit For Independent Contractors
US Chamber of Commerce offers guidance to independent contractors.

Unemployment COVID-19 Information
Frequently asked questions for employers and employees about coronavirus and unemployment.

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses
COVID-related tax guidance for businesses and tax-exempt entities.

Partners & Community Resources

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Community

Eight County Region

Area Chambers and Local Business Development Agencies