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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Anoka County Relief Grants Available

Anoka County Business Grant

Business & Nonprofit Relief Grants Available - Apply Now!

Anoka County was allocated just under $7 million from the state to issue grants to qualifying businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Organizations applying for this funding must meet several criteria, including having a physical location in Anoka County and having incurred a financial hardship due to COVID-19. The full list of requirements, frequently asked questions and the application link can be found online at the Anoka County Success websiteThe application opened January 14, 2021 and will remain open until early March. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis, with all applications being processed by March 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants that were impacted by Executive Order 20-99 and applicants that did not receive a CARES Act grant. Anoka County will contact businesses or nonprofits with any questions about their applications or to notify them of approval.

Other state resources:

  • COVID-19 Business Relief Payments (Aid for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, and Bowling Centers) – The Minnesota Department of Revenue (DOR) will administer this funding and notify eligible businesses through their e-Services account by December 31, 2020. Eligible business owners do not need to take any action to receive this aid. Payments will be mailed in early January 2021. For more information, please review eligibility, payment amounts, and the timeline.    
  • Minnesota Convention Center Relief Grant Program – This temporary program was established to provide economic relief for convention centers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 January 5th.    
  • Minnesota Movie Theater Relief Grant Program – This temporary program was established to provide economic relief for movie theaters adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 January 5th.    


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