Workplace wellness grants available to small businesses

Workplace Wellness Program grants of up to $15,000 are now available to Wisconsin businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

Businesses that started their employee wellness program after March 15, 2014 are eligible for the grants, which are funded by Wisconsin Act 137, the Workplace Wellness Grant Program.

The one-time grants pay for 30% of wellness program costs incurred over a 12-month period. To qualify for a grant, programs should include a health risk assessment for one or more of these programs or services:

  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Weight management
  • Stress management
  • Worker injury prevention programs
  • Health screenings
  • Nutrition education
  • Health or fitness incentive programs
  • Vaccinations
  • Employee physical examinations

To apply for a grant, businesses are asked to fill out a Workplace Wellness Program Grant application.