Available Grants for BID28 Businesses & Property Owners
North Avenue Gateway BID 28 Improvement Guidelines & Grant
The North Avenue Gateway BID28 facilitates a Business Improvement Grant to assist commercial property owners and businesses to make improvements to their facilities.
City-Wide Facade & Signage Guidlines & Grants
The City’s Façade & Signage Grant program provides financial and business assistance to businesses and commercial property owners interested in renovating the street faces of their buildings. The program was established by DCD to increase the physical appearance of Milwaukee’s commercial areas.
The City-Wide White Box program is designed to provide targeted financial incentives to increase the vitality of the neighborhood commercial corridors. The funds will assist in recruiting new businesses to vacant commercial/retail tenant spaces in commercial buildings.
The City Wide White Box program will make available a new business development incentive to commercial building owners and developers. This incentive will offer reimbursable grant funds up to $10 per square foot with a maximum grant in the amount of $25,000. The grant may not exceed 75% of the total white-box project costs.
Business and commercial building owners will continue to be eligible for City Wide Façade and Retail Investment Fund grants. However, as noted below, there are restrictions on using these programs in combination.
Milwaukee Business Resources
- BizStarts Milwaukee
- Choose Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB)
- Milwaukee Department of City Development Business Toolbox
- Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
- Milwaukee Planning and Permits
- Zoning Information
Wisconsin Business Resources
- Focus on Energy – Business Programs
- Impact Seven
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- State of Wisconsin Business Services
- WE Energies – Energy Management Tools
- Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
- Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network
- Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)
- Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)