Small Business Grant Program

The City of Superior has established a Small Business Grant Program (SBGP) for qualifying local business owners and entrepreneurs within the City of Superior.  The City will provide a grant up to 15% of the total eligible project costs.  Funding is capped at $50,000 per grant and scaled to fill the gap between total project costs and the sum of the business owner’s required 10% equity contribution and the remaining 75% funded through a small business loan or other means.  A business location may receive grant funding for one project per calendar year.  The grant is offered on a first come first served basis until the funding for that year is depleted. 

Qualifying Businesses

  • Must have a commercial storefront or “brick & mortar” location
  • Non-profits directly related to money generating food service or retail organizations
  • Non-profit arts & entertainment organizations

Eligible uses include, but are not limited to:

  • Property acquisition
  • Façade treatments
  • Building Improvements
  • Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • Selected Commercial Kitchen Equipment (minimum value of $1,500 or more per appliance)
  • Furnishings (booths, tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Signage
  • Other uses considered on a case-by-case basis

Please contact the Planning Department for an initial consultation prior to submitting an application.

Jason Serck - Planning, Economic Development & Port Director

715-395-7335

planning@ci.superior.wi.us

Small Business Grant Program Description

Small Business Grant Program Application