MN Main Street COVID Relief Grants

Join Us Monday: Informational Webinar for Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants as Applications Launch

Monday, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will host an informational webinar on the Main Street COVID Relief Grant program as the program starts accepting applications. The application portal will open September 20, 2021 and will accept applications for 10 days after opening. Applications will close on September 29 at 11:59 p.m.

A total of $64,200,000 is available in grants for Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses that are majority-owned by military veterans, women, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color individuals; employ 6 people or fewer; and/or did not receive previous assistance from other state relief programs will be prioritized in the selection process. Funding will be distributed in a 50/50 split between the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota.

Applicants that qualify and are selected will receive a grant amount between $10,000 and $25,000 based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees on staff. To be eligible, businesses must operate in Minnesota and be majority owned by a resident of Minnesota. Additional eligibility requirements and application information can be found at DEED’s Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program page .

You can join the webinar through the link below.

You can also watch the previous informational session.

If you have questions, you can emailMSCRG.DEED.

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