As of Thursday, July 2nd at 11:59PM, we are no longer accepting new applications for the Business Interruption Stipend Program. If you have already submitted an application and have been contacted to make changes, you can still edit and track the status of your request by selecting 'Continue Application'. The Wyoming Business Council will launch additional programs in the coming weeks. For more information, sign up for our news releases.
The Wyoming Legislature crafted three grant programs during a special session May 15-16 to distribute $325 million in federal CARES Act funding for Wyoming small-business owners who have experienced hardship related to COVID-19. Governor Mark Gordon signed the bill on May 20.
The Wyoming Business Council is working to stand up the three relief programs as quickly as possible while ensuring the application process is secure, accessible and easy to use.
Applications for the first grant program -- for businesses with 50 or fewer employees -- (see the graphic below) opened June 8.
Subsequent programs and informational webinars will roll out at a later date.
Register for our media releases to keep up on the latest information and updates on all three programs. Updates will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter channels.
Want to know more, like how grant amounts will be calculated and who is eligible? Check out our FAQ page.
This $50 million program provides grants up to $50,000. Applicants must be headquartered in Wyoming, employ 50 or fewer people and have established their business before any public health orders were issued in Wyoming. Businesses must show costs of business interruption due to closures related to federal, state or local orders. Visit our FAQ for more information.