Welcome to the Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund - Emergency Relief for Small Businesses and Self-Employed Entrepreneurs Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 Grant Application - Round 3.  

If you need any language or disability assistance with filling out this form, please follow the link and look up the organization at the bottom of the web page for a list of organizations that can help assist you to complete this application. https://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/relief-fund

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Round 3 Grant Opportunity:


Ramsey County has remaining CARES Act funds to assist eligible businesses that have experienced financial strain as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This will be the third and final grant round for 2020 and new grants will be funded on a rolling basis until December 4th or until funds are completed, whichever comes first.

This application is for businesses that have not applied in any previous round for funding from the Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund.  Do not submit a new application if you have already submitted an application in an earlier round.  The grant review team is reviewing all previously submitted applications for eligibility for Round 3 funding.  You will be contacted via email regarding Round 3 funding if your existing application is eligible. 


For applicants that have NOT submitted an application for an earlier round, complete the required form and provide the required documentation to apply for Round 3.


Use of Grant Funds:

Funds can be used for operating expenses, including rent payments, mortgage payments, utilities, payments to suppliers, production of business contingency plans, technical assistance/reopening services, technology capital or marketing assistance/tools, security or other critical non-payroll business expenses (including expenses related to reopening) as approved by the fund administrator.


Eligibility Details & Maximum Award:

For Self-employed/sole proprietor without employees

  • Eligible businesses may receive up to a cumulative total of $10,000 for qualified expenses
  • Must be a locally owned and operated for-profit business with a physical establishment in Ramsey County or resident of Ramsey County
  • Shared commercial spaces and homebased businesses
  • Home-based businesses must document that the business is a primary source of income
  • Must be licensed and in good standing, if applicable
  • Must demonstrate a significant loss in revenue since March 15 (no credit score or collateral requirements apply)


Between 1 and 75 employees

  • Eligible businesses may receive up to a cumulative total of $15,000 for qualified expenses
  • Must be a locally owned and operated for-profit business with a physical establishment in Ramsey County
  • Must have at least one employee in addition to the owner not more than 75 employees
  • Must be licensed, in good standing, current on property taxes prior to May 15, 2020, if applicable
  • Must demonstrate a significant loss in revenue since March 15 (no credit score or collateral requirements apply)


Certain businesses are ineligible, including:

  • Corporate chains, multi-state chains
  • Businesses in default conditions prior to February 29, 2020
  • Businesses that primarily derive income from gambling
  • Businesses that derive any income from adult entertainment
  • Businesses that primarily sell pawned merchandise or firearms 
  • Businesses that derive income from passive investments; real estate transactions; property rentals or property management; billboards; or lobbying
     

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