• Resources Available for COVID-19 Business Relief Package

    The Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Department of Revenue (DOR) have the following resources available through the latest COVID-19 business relief package:

    • COVID-19 Business Relief Payments (Aid for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms and Bowling Centers) – The DOR will administer this funding and notify eligible businesses through their e-Services account by Dec. 31. Eligible business owners do not need to take any action to receive this aid. Payments will be mailed in early January. For more information, please review eligibility, payment amounts and the timeline.
       
    • Minnesota Convention Center Relief Grant Program – This program will make grants of up to $500,000 to eligible convention centers located in Minnesota. DEED will administer this program. All convention centers interested in receiving a relief grant must submit a completed application. Applications will be available on Jan. 5.
       
    • Minnesota Movie Theater Relief Grant Program – This program will make grants of up to $150,000 to eligible movie theaters located in Minnesota. DEED will administer this program. All movie theaters interested in receiving a relief grant must submit a completed application. Applications will be available on Jan. 5.
    • New Application for Small Business Assistance Grants from Rice County - Coming Soon.  Click here for updates.