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


The 2022 Quarter 4 application period is open October 1-December 1.

Please download and review the application. Upon completion, please return the completed, legible application with all required documents to the City of Superior Planning & Development Department. 

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Questions? Please contact the Planning Department.

715-395-7335

Email the Planning Department

Mailing Address:

City of Superior

Planning & Development Department

1316 North 14th St, Suite 210

Superior, WI 54880