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Posted on: August 26, 2020

City Extends Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

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The City of Arden Hills has developed a Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program that will provide $150,000 in CARES Act Funds for local businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19. The application window has been extended through September 25. Complete applications will be considered and awarded on a first-come basis.  

Funds may be used to help businesses continue their operations, preserve employment and prevent business closures in an effort to encourage long-term economic vitality in Arden Hills.  

The program would provide locally-owned and operated businesses with an emergency grant of up to $5,000.  

To be eligible to receive a grant, a business must demonstrate loss due to COVID-19 and meet the eligibility requirements and program parameters.

Interested business owners are asked to do the following:

  • Complete and submit a Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Application (PDF) via email, or by mail or drop off to: Arden Hills City Hall, 1245 W Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN, 55112.
  • Provide proof of application submittal, acceptance, approval and/or denial of state and federal emergency financing programs. 
  • If awarded funds, the applicant would be required to sign an acknowledgment agreement under which the applicant agrees to spend the awarded funds on eligible uses.  
  • Submit a brief report documenting how the grant funds were utilized by November 30, 2020.  

For more information, visit the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Mrosla at 651-792-7822 or mmrosla@cityofardenhills.org. 

 

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