Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund

 

****************************** Update as of January 28, 2021 ******************************

Ramsey County has funds remaining from the State of Minnesota to provide Relief Grants to Local Businesses that were impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to serve as many businesses as possible, those who have previously received an award from Ramsey County are ineligible.

In the event of an over subscription of eligible applications, Ramsey County will perform a random selection process after the application period closes.  

Open: February 1, 2021 at 8am  Closes: February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm 

Estimated Funds available: $~3 M

Review of applications for eligibility: Begins February 8, 2021; Award of grants: by March 15, 2021

APPLY HERE


 

Round 4 Eligible Businesses

Self-employed/sole proprietor/creative businesses

(up to $10,000 in qualified expenses)

or 

Between 1 and 75 employees

(up to $15,000 in qualified expenses)

Must be a locally owned and operated business or organization with a physical establishment in Ramsey County or resident of Ramsey County

Must not have any current tax liens on record with the secretary of state as of the time of application

Have been impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Home-based businesses must document that the business is a primary source of income

Must be licensed and in good standing, if applicable

Must demonstrate a significant loss in revenue since March 15 (demonstrate at least 30% revenue decline, no credit score or collateral requirements apply

 

Must be a locally owned and operated business or organization with a physical establishment in Ramsey County

Must not have any current tax liens on record with the secretary of state as of the time of application

Have been impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Must have at least one employee in addition to the owner not more than 75 employees

Nonprofits, nonprofit arts organizations, nonprofit museums, and nonprofit fitness centers, and member-based associations.

Must be licensed and in good standing, if applicable

Must demonstrate a significant loss in revenue since March 15 (no credit score or collateral requirements apply)

APPLY HERE

The application period will close at 11:59pm on Friday, February 5, 2021.

 

Complete Guidelines

 


Technical Assistance Providers

The following organization are able to assist applicants in completing an application. 

Organization

Email

Phone

Languages Served

African Development Center

info@adcminnesota.org

612-333-4772

Somali, Oromo, Amharic, Swahili, English

Asian Economic Development Association

biz@aedamn.org

651-222-7798

Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, English

African Economic Development Solutions

aedscovid19@aeds-mn.org

651-646-9411

Oromo, Amharic, Somali, English

Black Women’s Wealth Alliance

service@bwwa-us.com 

612- 876-1317

Ebonics, English

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

adejoy@esndc.org

651-288-8744

English
Hmong Chamber of Commerce info@mnhmongchamber.org   Hmong

Latino Economic Development Center

bizsupport@ledcmn.org

651-395-4037

Spanish, English
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce tong@saintpaulchamber.com   English, Hmong
Springboard for the Arts

adia@springboardforthearts.org

651-292-4381 

English

Urban Village (serving Karen and Karenni businesses)

urbanvillage.mn@gmail.com

 

Sgaw Karen, Poe Karen, Karenni, English

WomenVenture

info@womenventure.org

612-224-9540

English