The Welstead Fund: A Small Business Relief Program



The Dodge County Small Business Relief Fund provides a grant opportunity to the existing Welstead Fund, a micro-loan fund that provides small loans to startups, newly established, or growing businesses.

The Welstead Fund was named after the late Marvin Welstead, a Fremont advocate and co-founder of the Greater Fremont Development Council. His vision was to see the Fremont area grow and seeing small businesses thrive.

application process

Eligible Uses

  • Signage
  • Windows
  • Paint
  • Doors
  • Others deemed real estate improvements
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Payroll expenses
  • Building lease/rent/mortgage
  • Innovative upgrades in response to COVID-19


Kelsey Martinez
Director of Business Services

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