Fillmore County businesses affected by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for Business Relief Grants of up to $10,000 beginning January 6th. The Fillmore County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday, January 5th, to approve $415,000 in relief funding to Fillmore County businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were made available to Fillmore County by the State of Minnesota in a continuing effort to provide financial relief to county businesses.
“As we start the new year, many of our Fillmore County businesses continue to struggle with the lingering effects of the pandemic,” said Chris Hahn, EDA Director for Fillmore County, “but unlike previous relief programs, these grant funds can be used for any business activity or need.”
Businesses and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply if they are located in Fillmore County, have no current tax liens on record with the Secretary of State at the time of their grant application and were impacted by a state executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daycare and home-based businesses are also eligible for this program. Farming activities, including animal and crop production and businesses deriving most of their income from passive investments, rental income, gambling, and adult-oriented activity, are not eligible for these funds.
Applications will be available beginning on January 6th, 2021 and must be returned no later than noon on February 1st, 2021, for consideration. Applications are available for download on the Fillmore County website and available for pick up at the Fillmore County Administrators office located at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965. Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Fillmore County Administrator’s Office.
Businesses in Fillmore County interested in applying can learn more about the State of Minnesota Program guidelines at County Relief Funding Program / Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (mn.gov)