CARES RELIEF GRANT PROGRAMS
Steele County recognizes the hardships and impact COVID-19 has had on business and local non-profits within the community.
In an effort to support and help them sustain operations during this difficult time, the County has set aside:
- $172,000 for the CARES Business Relief Grant Program to help businesses in Unincorporated areas of Steele County
- Select Here: Business Relief Grant Program Information
- $450,000 towards the Steele County CARES Nonprofit Relief Grant Program
- Select Here: Nonprofit Relief Grant Program Information
From these funds, Steele County is providing grants up to $10,000 to assist eligible businesses/organizations adversely affected by the pandemic.
Applications will be accepted from
September 4th, 2020 to October 2, 2020
Steele County has also contributed $500,000 to fund business support programs in the four cities of Steele County (Owatonna, Medford, Blooming Prairie, Ellendale). The funds have been given to each city to use specifically for business support within each of the incorporated areas. If your business is located within the city limits of one of the four cities, please contact the local city government for details on their City Business Relief Program.
Blooming Prairie, Ellendale, Medford, and Owatonna
Grant funds will be awarded to businesses in most need of assistance after the application deadline. The program is subject to funding availability from the County. The County retains the authority and discretion to approve or deny an application, and reserves the right to subsequently add further priorities, change eligibility criteria, or discontinue the program in response to changing circumstances.