The Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners recently approved allocating $2 million in economic support to organizations affected by COVID-19. This funding is from federal legislation: the CARES Act.
Small locally owned businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 may apply for a one time grant of up to $10,000 (per applicant) to cover expenses for up to three months through Blue Earth County’s Business Assistance Grant Program.
Funds may be used for rent payments, mortgage payments, utilities, payments to suppliers, other non-payroll business costs and costs associated with reopening (personal protective equipment, plexiglass barriers, exterior seating, signage, supplies, inventory, etc.).
Blue Earth County will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Applications are due by September 2, 2020. Applications received after September 2 will be considered if funds remain. The application and additional information can be found on the County’s website: Small Business Assistance Grant Program. To request a paper copy of the application, please call 507.387.8711. Submit applications via email; place in dropbox located at the Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse, 204 South Fifth Street, Mankato; or mail to:
Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse
Attn: Courtney Kramlinger
PO Box 8608
Mankato, MN 56002