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Economic Development Authority (EDA)
The Becker County Board of Commissioners has created two grant opportunities for childcare providers. The 'Family Child Care Startup Grant' is available for new licensed childcare providers to help offset some of the costs incurred in starting the business. The 'Childcare Provider Emergency Assistance Grant' is for existing licensed providers to assist with costs incurred due to COVID-19 related restrictions and closure. Refer to these links for more information: Press Release (PDF). Startup Grant application (PDF). Emergency Assistance Grant application (PDF).
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home energy and water costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. Customers can apply for water, energy, and weatherization assistance with one online application. EAP web page.
The MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on September 20, 2021. This program was approved by the MN State Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim Walz on June 30, 2021. More information.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced registrations will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021 and applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. More information.
Don't miss out on these provisions of the bill passed in December in addition to the paycheck protection program. Read more.
Numerous resources are available to individuals and businesses to assist in mitigating the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information on the programs available, please visit our COVID-19 page.
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