COVID Relief Grant Application Assistance



Anoka County has prepared a Frequently Asked Question handout, please review this for any questions regarding the Business and Nonprofit relief grants. 

-FAQ Sheet-


If you still have questions after reviewing the FAQ sheet, please reach out to with any questions.  

Video – How to apply for a COVID Relief Grant

Assistance with Completing Application

Anoka County Regional Economic Development can be reached at for assistance when filling out the application.

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


NEO Michael Ryan Regional Director 651-962-4500
African American Development Center Hibo Abdi Business Advisor / Loan Officer (612) 333-4772
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
Asian Economic Development Association Va-Megn Thoj Executive Director 651-222-7798
African Economic Development Solutions 651-646-9411
Black Women’s Wealth Alliance 651-621-2758 or 612-256-0110
Hmong American Partnership 651-495-9160 
Latino Economic Development Center 651-621-2758
Mni Sota Fund (serving American Indian businesses) 612-405-2699
MN Black Chamber of Commerce
Urban Village (serving Karen and Karenni businesses)
East Side Neighborhood Development Company 651-288-8744
Neighborhood Development Center 651-291-2480
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) Anna Schmiel – Community Engagement Coordinator  (612) 302-1505 
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) Patrick Pariseau (612) 332-6332
Woman’s Venture Network Sarah Pike Women’s Business Center Director
Small Business Development Center Michael Ryan Regional Director 651-962-4500
Entrepreneur Fund Mike Lattery, Director of Business Finance (218) 623-5747