Dane Buy Local staff continues to support our members during the Coronavirus Pandemic, however, we are doing so from our homes. If you need to reach us, contact Colin at colin@danebuylocal.com or 608-712-3440

Thank you for understanding our desire to keep everyone healthy.


Dane County Small Business Grant Program Updates

Dane Buy Local will administer Round 3 of the grants. Business owners will be able to fill out an application form beginning next week from this website (www.danebuylocal.com). Applications will be accepted until funds run out.


Criteria used:

  • Priority will be considered for businesses who have experienced a loss of 30% or more in revenue in 2020 vs 2019.

  • Priority will be considered for businesses in the following industries: Restaurant, Retail, Independent Contractor, Gym or Fitness Center, Lodging, and the Service Industry.

  • Funding is available for other industries as available.

  • Grants will be issued between $1000 and $50,000.

  • Only one grant in this Round will be issued per FEIN, ITIN, or SSN

  • A website or social media account will be used to verify your business

  • Nonprofits do not qualify for this program

The application must be completely and correctly filled out. Please proofread for typos, especially in emails, phone numbers and the name of the business.

* Grants are intended to assist with the next 3 months of business expenses. Business must have been open prior to March 15, 2020.

* Assistance is available in completing the application by contacting Colin at colin@danebuylocal.com


Criterios utilizados:

  • Las empresas deben tener su sede en el condado de Dane.

  • El negocio debe haber estado abierto antes del 15 de marzo de 2020.

  • Se considerará la prioridad para las empresas que hayan experimentado una pérdida del 30% o más en los ingresos en 2020 frente a 2019.

  • Se considerará la prioridad para las empresas de las siguientes industrias: Restaurante, Minorista, Contratista independiente, gimnasio o centro de fitness, alojamiento e industria de servicios.

  • La financiación está disponible para otras industrias según esté disponible

  • Las subvenciones se otorgarán entre $1000 y $50,000

  • Solo se emitirá una subvención en esta Ronda por FEIN, ITIN o SSN

  • Se utilizará un sitio web o una cuenta de redes sociales para verificar su empresa

  • Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro no califican para este programa

La solicitud debe estar completa y correctamente completada. Revise los errores tipográficos, especialmente en los correos electrónicos, números de teléfono y el nombre de la empresa.

* Las subvenciones están destinadas a ayudar con los próximos 3 meses de gastos comerciales.

* Hay ayuda disponible para completar la solicitud poniéndose en contacto con Colin en colin@danebuylocal.com




Don't Miss Our Weekly Webinars & Business Collaborations!

Join other businesses for a webinar EVERY MONDAY at 10 am CT.


Connect with other businesses and organizations and stay informed regarding current policies and local opportunities.


Please join us via Zoom and invite your friends, you do not need to be a DBL Member to participate!

Rob Gard is the Director of PR and Communications at Destination Madison


Destination Madison is dedicated to creating economic impact through tourism. The effects of our "invisible industry" benefit everyone living in Dane County in key areas including jobs, community services and quality of life. Rob will share how DM is helping tourism get back up and running post-pandemic and who they are marketing to.


Look forward to seeing you all there!


Join Zoom Meeting 




Meeting ID: 885 9444 7389


Phone: 312 626 6799 

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    May 11, 8:00 AM
    Our presenters are: A Better Way & Devil Radio 92.7!
  • Tue, May 11
    May 11, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Learn about member benefits and how to enjoy all that Dane Buy Local has to offer!
  • Tue, May 25
    Mount Horeb
    May 25, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Mount Horeb, 201 E Main St, Mt Horeb, WI 53572, USA
  • Wed, May 26
    May 26, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    The first Dane Buy Local Health & Wellness Fest presented virtually by Group Health Cooperative. Everything related to keeping you and your family healthy and well.

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