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Posted on: January 7, 2021

BEP Unveils Benton County Business Relief Fund Program - Apply Online



Benton County Commissioners approved a new round of funding today to offset business loss for qualifying businesses located in Benton County. Benton County is receiving approximately $787,399 from the State of Minnesota as part of the COVID-19 relief fund.

This new program is aimed at assisting Benton County small businesses (50 employees or less) with costs of business interruption caused by required closures due to COVID-19. It is the goal of Benton Economic Partnership to provide economic support to those suffering from employment business interruptions due to COVID-19 related business closures. Grants will be awarded to businesses located in Benton County who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses, Veteran Service Organizations and other nonprofits that have experienced significant financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic qualify. Benton County businesses that anticipate receiving a direct payment from the State, or have received a previous grant from the county also qualify. 

Qualifying businesses and nonprofits are eligible to receive up to $10,000.

Applications are being taken for these grant funds until January 29, 2021. 


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