Governor Tony Evers says the state will award $100 million from the American Rescue Plan to small businesses and organizations working to eliminate disparities. $50 million will be used for Wisconsin Tomorrow – Main Street Bounceback grants. The program will provide $10,000 grants to new or existing businesses that move into vacant storefronts and commercial properties. The other $50 million will go to the Equitable Recovery Program for grants to community partners doing work to promote equity and inclusion. The governor’s office says racial disparities have persisted in COVID health outcomes and economic impacts.

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