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COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Programs

The Minnesota Legislature created several emergency programs to assist businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota Convention Center Relief Grants

This program was established to provide economic relief for convention centers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota Movie Theater Relief Grants

This program was established to provide economic relief for movie theaters adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants

This program made grants to Minnesota owned and operated businesses that demonstrate financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Small Business Emergency Loans

This program was available to small businesses with eligible places of public accommodation closed by executive order.

Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

This program enabled a small business to obtain a term loan when it could not otherwise qualify for a loan.

Minnesota Cultural Mall Operator Grants

This program made grants up to $250,000 to Minnesota-based operators (not tenants) of privately owned permanent indoor retail space and food markets that have an ethnic cultural emphasis.

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