Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) &
Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs
Office of Economic & Workforce Development
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development offers low-interest loans to businesses and organizations located outside of Madison that commit to creating or retaining jobs for low- and moderate- income residents of Dane County. CDBG loans are generally intended for high-risk borrowers that have difficulty securing financing from non-federal sources. Loans must be used for eligible CDBG activities, including (but not limited to): fixed assets; machinery and equipment; and working capital.
Dane County Revolving Loan Funds
Dane County has two revolving loan funds (RLFs) that have separate, on-going application cycles. Both funds have been crucial in providing funding for small business development and expansion in the Dane County Urban Consortium.
The objectives of the RLF programs are to:
Loans are available to for-profit businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities, outside the City of Madison.