A third round of the Small Business Relief Grant Program was approved by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Bars and restaurants impacted by the Governor’s Executive Orders which resulted in the closing of operations are eligible for grants up to $5,000. The program will provide up to $1.97 million in grants.
Businesses must meet all of the following criteria:
- Have a physical location in Dakota County
- Was closed to the public for on-premises consumption by Executive Order 20-99
- Holds an active on-sale liquor license
- Can certify an impact of at least $5,000 in operating costs due to Executive Orders by Governor Walz and agree to apply the grant funds to those costs
- Is currently in good standing with the Secretary of State Office and Dakota County
Eligible business will need to complete an IRS W-9 Form.
The program will give up to $5,000 per business to cover operating costs.
Operating costs include, but are not limited to, payroll, rent, mortgage, inventory and personal protective equipment.
Businesses will be contacted directly
Bars and restaurants eligible for the grant will be contacted directly by Dakota County.
More grants available in 2021
Dakota County will provide an additional round of grants to a broader set of businesses in early 2021. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
See who received the grant
For information on how the grant was dispersed, see the Small Business Relief Round 3 Dashboard.
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