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Business Lending Financing Products

WHEDA offers many tools to help Wisconsin businesses grow and thrive! If these financing options look like a good fit, contact a Community and Economic Development Officer in your area to learn more. 

US Treasury State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Well, hello there! You must have heard that WHEDA has received $15 million in federal resources to help small businesses and you want to know more about it. We learned about the funding at the same time you did, so we are working diligently to get our ducks in a row to deploy the funds through our CDFI (that’s the short way of saying Community Development Financial Institution) partnership network. We’re working to get our CDFI’s on board so that we can help businesses like yours get the funding you need.

WHEDA conducted an informational webinar for CDFI partners on April 19, 2023, to provide an overview of the SSBCI funding program. You can view the presentation here or watch the webinar here.

We’ll post information on how small businesses can access this new funding resource on this page as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, you can email us at ssbci@wheda.com if you have a specific question.

Small Business Loan Guarantees

WHEDA small business loan guarantees help reduce the financial risk to small business lenders and ensure that qualified Wisconsin small businesses have access to funding. 

Agriculture Loan Guarantees

Farms and agricultural businesses play a major role in our state’s economy and continued growth. Since 1985, WHEDA has supported agricultural based businesses through its loan guarantee products.

Participation Lending Program

The Participation Lending Program pairs WHEDA with community lenders, banks, credit unions, community development institutions and other entities that provide commercial loans to Wisconsin businesses.