From Pine County:
Pine County businesses and Non-Profits impacted by COVID-19 can apply to receive financial assistance to help with expenses incurred during the pandemic.
Round 2 of the Business Assistance programs is open September 16 to September 30 at 10:00 P.M. Over $333,000 in grants were awarded in Round 1 of the Business Assistance program.
The Business Assistance program grants will provide up to $10,000 to reimburse businesses for costs related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Eligible expenses include physical modifications to continue operations, hardware and software purchases, disinfecting/sanitation supplies, and similar expenses. Additionally, up to three months of rent/mortgage/utility payments can be reimbursed.
The Non-Profit Assistance Program deadline is extended to September 30, 2020, at 10:00 P.M. The grants will aid non-profit businesses financially impacted by the pandemic and reimburse up to $5,000 per non-profit. The grant can reimburse direct expenses such as physical modifications to continue operations, hardware and software purchases, disinfecting/sanitation supplies, and rent/mortgage/utility payments. Additionally, the grant can be used to make up lost income and fundraising revenue.
To be eligible, non-profits must be recognized as a 501 (c)(3), (c)(4), or veterans organizations as defined by the IRS and have a physical presence in Pine County.
Funding for both programs is through the federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).
The on-line applications are available on Pine County’s web page www.co.pine.mn.us.
The program is being administered by Pine County with assistance from the Initiative Foundation.
Questions on the grants should be directed to Don Hickman at the Initiative Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org (320) 631-2043 or David Minke, County Administrator CaresAct@co.pine.mn.us (320) 591-1620.