New: Nicollet County Business Relief Grant Program

The Minnesota Legislature and Governor have passed legislation authorizing funding to Minnesota counties for relief grants to local businesses and nonprofits impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small businesses and nonprofits in Nicollet County impacted by COVID-19 can apply to receive grants to help with expenses incurred during the pandemic.

Grant awards will be provided to eligible businesses and nonprofits that have been adversely impacted by a Minnesota Governor executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Applicants must also have experienced a financial hardship as a result of the public health emergency. Grant awards will be up to $10,000 based on eligibility.

For more information, visit: co.nicollet.mn.us/800/Nicollet-County-Relief-Grant-Program

Grant applications and IRS Form W9 must be emailed to grant@co.nicollet.mn.us or left in the Nicollet County Government Center drop box located on Mulberry St. in St. Peter by 4:30 p.m. on February 5, 2021.  

Unemployed due to COVID19? Critical Industries need your Help.

The guest blog below is from Jessica Miller, a Workforce Strategy Consultant with DEED for the South Central/Southwest region.

Are you a leisure and hospitality industry service provider whose job has been recently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Our health care industry needs you!

Continue reading “Unemployed due to COVID19? Critical Industries need your Help.”

Just Released: MN Businesses NOW Eligible for SBA Funding

As an update to an earlier post on the Greater Mankato Blog on SBA Disaster Loan Funding, which details application considerations, late last night Minnesota businesses became eligible for the initial government tool for relief from the impact of COVID-19. Continue reading “Just Released: MN Businesses NOW Eligible for SBA Funding”

Status: SBA loans for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

This morning, March 17th, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a webinar on the current status of SBA funding for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

The main funding tool is SBA Disaster Assistance loan for working capital to small businesses. The size of a business, by SBA definition, is dependent on industry, revenue, and employees on payroll. A vast majority of Greater Mankato businesses would meet the criteria, as well as non-profits. Continue reading “Status: SBA loans for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19”