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COVID-19

RELIEF RESOURCES

 

>>> Otter Tail County Vaccination Planning information

>>> Stay Safe MN: Includes up to date guidance for businesses, families and individuals

>>> Blueprint for Economic Recovery and COVID-19 Business Toolkit

>>> MN Supplier Match: Access local suppliers of critical goods during this time

>>> If you've fallen behind in residential rent or utility payments, click here.

FUNDING RESOURCES
 

+MN MAIN STREET COVID RELIEF GRANT

MN MAIN STREET COVID RELIEF GRANT
Apply between September 20 - 29th, 2021

Grants are awarded based on the number of full-time equivalent employees through a randomized lottery. 
 

  • $10,000-$25,000 grants to MN-owned and operated businesses

  • 200 FTE or less

  • Demonstrate financial hardship due to COVID-19

+SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER (EIDL) LOAN

SBA EIDL
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n response to COVID-19, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

  • maximum loan amount is $500,000

  • interest rate for businesses is 3.75%, nonprofits is 2.75%

  • term is 30-years

+RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND

RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. 

Application information.

+MN VETERAN COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

MN VETERAN COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Eligible Veterans (or surviving spouses) may receive a one-time financial grant in the amount of $1,000.

Information on grant program.

RESOURCES

+LOST WAGES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Lost Wages Assistance Program

 The federal government recently announced the creation of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA is a short-term, emergency program. It will provide an additional $300 per week to most UI applicants who are unemployed due to COVID-19. The Lost Wages Assistance Program is very different from the previous, $600 additional payment program that ended in July. It has different eligibility requirements for applicants. It also involves a very different funding arrangement with the federal government. Because of these differences, Minnesota and most other states had to review the LWA program carefully before applying to the federal government to participate

  • If you received PUA, applicants do not have to do anything extra to receive LWA payments

  • All the payment requests made for the week of July 26th going forward and automatically pay those applicants that are eligible for LWA

  • FAQ page can be accessed here

+SHARED WORK PROGRAM (AN ALTERNATIVE TO LAY-OFFS)

SHARED WORK PROGRAM (AN ALTERNATIVE TO LAY-OFFS)

Shared Work is offered by the MN Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program to help employers avoid a layoff.

COVID-19 PARTNER PAGES

+US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (FOR EMPLOYERS & EMPLOYEES)

+WEST CENTRAL INITIATIVE (WCI)

+M STATE COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

+OTTER TAIL COUNTY