Small Business Emergency Funding for Hennepin County

Stacy Shaw

Hennepin County is announcing the availability of $10 million towards a new round of emergency funding for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Eligible small businesses may apply for grants of up to $15,000 to support emergency relief and costs associated with reopening under public health guidelines.

Funding may be used for:

  • Commercial rent or mortgage payments
  • Utility payments
  • Inventory costs
  • Paying other direct business-related bills
  • Costs incurred to purchase supplies including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Technological improvements to online platforms essential to operations during COVID-19

Applications will be accepted Thursday, July 30 at noon through Wednesday, August 12 at noon.

For application guidelines and more information on eligibility, go to the website Small Business Relief Programs


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