COVID Relief Grant Application Assistance

Questions on How to Apply?

 

 You will need the following items along with your application:

  • Proof of employees prior to February 1, 2020 (prior to COVID impact). Newer organizations may disclose number of employees at time of opening.  This proof of employees should be a list of employees with average number of hours worked.  We do not want/need names of employees, but position instead.  For example – Bartender – 20 hours a week, Server, 30 hours a week, etc. This can be a list you send us, or a report you generate that shows the necessary information to determine proof of employees and hours worked.  

  • Profit and loss statements of Q3 & Q4 (July-December) 2020 compared to 2019. These are statements that should show the revenue and operational expenses the organization incurred this year during the specified time range, compared to last year.

  • **For new businesses only** If P&L statements cannot be generated, please upload expenses incurred and revenue generate since July 1, 2020. 

  • Organizations must have generated at least $10,000 in revenue in 2020 since operation.  In addition, the grant amount cannot exceed the revenue or expenses the business received/incurred in 2020. 

  • Your 2019 Tax Return or equivalent year-end financials if you do not have a tax return. Your tax return should include Schedule K-1s/Schedule C. 

  • **For new businesses that do not have a tax return, please ensure to upload operational expenses and revenue from July-December of 2020, but you may skip this uploaded item.

  • Complete a W-9 form so the County can pay your organization if selected for a grant.  Follow the link to fill out the document, fill out the fields, save to your computer and upload to the application. There is the link for the W9 Form: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

Video on How to Apply for a COVID Relief Grant

Assistance with Completing Application

Anoka County Regional Economic Development can be reached at Jacquel.Hajder@co.anoka.mn.us for assistance when filling out the application.

In addition, you can reach out to any of these technical assistance providers below

OrganizationNameTitlePhoneEmail

NEO Michael Ryan Regional Director 651-962-4500 mpryan@stthomas.edu
African American Development Center Hibo Abdi Business Advisor / Loan Officer (612) 333-4772 info@adcminnesota.org
Community and Economic Development Associates Stephanie Lawson Community & Business
Development Specialist
(507) 867-3164
African Economic Development Solutions Idris Mohamed Business Development
Program Manager
(651) 646-9411 info@aeds-mn.org
Asian Economic Development Association Va-Megn Thoj Executive Director 651-222-7798 biz@aedamn.org
African Economic Development Solutions 651-646-9411 aedscovid19@aeds-mn.org
Black Women’s Wealth Alliance 651-621-2758 or 612-256-0110 julie@bwwa-us.com
Hmong American Partnership 651-495-9160 askhap@hmong.org 
Latino Economic Development Center 651-621-2758 bizsupport@ledcmn.org
Mni Sota Fund (serving American Indian businesses) 612-405-2699 info@mnisotafund.org
MN Black Chamber of Commerce https://www.mnblackchamber.org/contact/
Urban Village (serving Karen and Karenni businesses) urbanvillage.mn@gmail.com
East Side Neighborhood Development Company 651-288-8744 adejoy@esndc.org
LISC
Neighborhood Development Center 651-291-2480 ndcramseyfund@ndc-mn.org
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) Anna Schmiel – Community Engagement Coordinator  (612) 302-1505 anna@neon-mn.org 
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) Patrick Pariseau (612) 332-6332 ppariseau@meda.net
Woman’s Venture Network Sarah Pike Women’s Business Center Director spike@womenventure.org
Small Business Development Center Michael Ryan Regional Director 651-962-4500 mpryan@stthomas.edu
Entrepreneur Fund Mike Lattery, Director of Business Finance (218) 623-5747 info@entrepreneurfund.org