COVID-19 Information for Businesses

[COVID-19 Information for Businesses]
DEED hosting Small Business Relief Grant Webinars

DEED staff are hosting several online webinars on the new Small Business Relief Grants. These webinars will help explain to business leaders how to apply for the grants.

Learn more by registering on the DEED website.
Schedule of Webinars

  *   June 24 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  *   June 25 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  *   June 26 - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  *   June 27 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  *   June 28 - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  *   June 29 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  *   June 30 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Small Business Relief Grant program will make available $10,000 grants to Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. A total of $60.3 million is available for grant awards which will be selected through a computer-generated, randomized selection process.

Awards will be disbursed and administered by qualified local and regionally based nonprofit organizations. Grant funds received by individual businesses shall be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, and other similar expenses that occur or have occurred since March 1, 2020, in the regular course of business. These are grants and no repayment will be required.

Applications for the Small Business Relief Grant Program are now open and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. Please click on the application tab below to apply.


Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.

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