This week, the Legislature approved and Governor Walz signed a $60.3 million appropriation for grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with $31.25 million dedicated to small businesses in Greater Minnesota. Today, DEED announced that the application period will open on June 23 and close at 5:00pm on Thursday, July 2 in accordance with the 10-day application period contained in the bill.
This is a bill that the Greater Minnesota Partnership worked closely on in the final weeks of the regular session and leading up to the special session, and we were pleased to see that the Legislature was able to pass it in the first hours of the special session last week. These funds are critically important to our communities, our entrepreneurs, and our families, and will help our businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading