Many Meeker County small businesses have been negatively impacted by COVID through forced closures or greatly reduced operations. Some of our nonprofits have canceled fundraisers that provide critical funding to deliver services and/or they have seen an increase in costs due to COVID.
On August 18th, the Meeker County Board of Commissioners approved allocating $1.1 million in resources from their federal CARES Act funding to assist small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID. Of that $1.1 million, $850,000 has been allocated for small businesses and $250,000 has been allocated for non-profits. Businesses and nonprofits are eligible to apply for up to $50,000 of funding through the program. This program is a needs-based program. See the program application and guidelines for more information on eligible businesses and nonprofits.
The funds, if awarded, will not need to be paid back and may be used for expenses such as PPE, rent, mortgage, insurance, utilities, technology changes incurred for remote employees, and more. All applicants must be current on real estate taxes as this is an ineligible expense.
These are public funds and data supplied for CARES Act funding will be governed by MN Statute 13.591.
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Questions regarding the application can be directed to Lisa Graphenteen at:
If you are unable to email the completed application, it can be mailed to:
PO Box 48
Ivanhoe, MN 56142