Mainstreet COVID-19 Relief Grants Accepting Applications Starting September 20 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on September 20. Grant amounts range from $10,000 - $25,000.
Information sessions are being held in advance of the application period. We strongly encourage businesses interested in this opportunity to attend one of the following webinars:
Who is eligible to apply?
Minnesota-owned-and-operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other requirements include:
When can I apply?
The application portal will open September 20, 2021 and accept applications for 10 days after opening. Applications will close on September 29th at 11:59 p.m. Afterward, grant applications will be selected for eligibility verification through a computer-generated, randomized selection process.
What do I need to Apply?
You will need an email address unique to you or your business to use the application portal. The application will ask questions related to your business, including your plan for continuing operations in 2022. You will need to attach electronic copies of certain documents, including tax documents, financial statements, and more.
If you have questions, please review the DEED website and FAQs tab as a first step. Check the FAQ regularly for updates. You can also email DEED directly at MSCRG.DEED@state.mn.us.