Small Business Grant Program

Mission Statement: 

Provide grant-funding support for Superior’s new and existing small businesses who are investing in the community by improving, beautifying, and stabilizing our storefronts and streetscapes within the city. The City will focus on aesthetic improvements as being a priority for this program.

The City of Superior is proud to offer our Small Business Grant Program (SBGP) for qualifying local business owners and entrepreneurs within the City of Superior. The City will provide grants based on a sliding scale of 25-50% of the total eligible project costs. Funding is capped at $15,000 per grant and the applicant is required to contribute a minimum of 10% equity towards the project. Grant applications will be reviewed quarterly as outlined in the grant application documents. Grant award winners have 12 months to finish their project and submit receipts for reimbursement. 

Each grant application is subject to approval from the SBGP Design Committee and final approval from the Common Council. Previous recipients and those affiliated with grantees through shared buildings or business partnerships must wait three-years from the date of grant disbursement before they are eligible to apply again. 

Qualifying Businesses:

*Privately owned businesses with a commercial storefront or “brick & mortar” location

*Non-profits directly related to money generating food service or retail organizations

*Non-profit arts & entertainment organizations

Tower Plaza Business Center--Quarter 2, 2022 Grant Recipient

Tower Plaza SBGP Update

2024 Quarter 1 Small Business Grant Application Period is Open!

Please have applications in before March 1st, 2024. Contact City Planning as you start your paperwork.

We are happy to help!

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Questions? Please contact the Planning Department.


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Mailing Address:

City of Superior

Planning & Development Department

1316 North 14th St, Suite 210

Superior, WI 54880

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