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Stearns County Small Business and Non-Profit Relief Program

Governor Walz and the State of Minnesota approved the CARES Act allocation to local governments in June of this year. Stearns County received over $19.3 million and some local governments will receive their own individual allocation. 


Utilizing that funding Stearns County created a program to provide relief to businesses and non-profits that experienced interruption due to required closures as a result of the public health emergency. Relief payments will range from $500 to $7,500 based on eligible expenses.

Below is the link to the CARES Act Grant information, requirements and application on the County's website:
https://co.stearns.mn.us/Law-Public-Safety/Emergency-Services/Coronavirus/CARES-ACT

CARES Act Relief applications will be accepted through August 28, 2020 

All submissions will be reviewed, and eligible expenses determined by September 4 with e-mail notification of result to follow.
Some Cities within the County are funding their own programs. Applications submitted within those Cities will be forwarded.