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The purpose of the Sherburne County Business Relief Fund is to provide temporary support to local businesses adversely affected the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s goal is to help businesses survive the economic crisis caused by the pandemic and to provide a means for them to re-open under public health guidance and protocols.
Businesses owners receiving grant funds must sign an agreement form acknowledging that the business will use the grant funds only for eligible costs and expenses not already covered by other Federal, State or Local funds and agreeing to provide a report to the County on the use of the grant funds. The County will require business owners to provide proof that grant funds were used only for eligible costs and expenses.
All grants awarded are for the purpose of working capital and intended to replace cash flow used for operating costs that existed at the time of the peacetime emergency declaration made through Executive Order 20-01. Such costs may include current payroll obligations, lease or mortgage payments, utilities, accounts payable and other critical business expenses that can’t be paid as a direct result of the current health emergency. This program is subject to applicable state and local peacetime emergency executive orders.
All applicants must be eligible businesses with physical operations located in Sherburne County that have been operating long enough to demonstrate financial viability. Applicants must demonstrate that they were directly and adversely affected by the COVID-19 related peacetime emergency Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08, including being in an industry specifically named by those executive orders.
Please review and complete entire application prior to submittal. Incomplete application will be deemed ineligible.
If No, you do not qualify for the Business Relief Fund Grant. Do not continue the application.
If Yes, you do not qualify for the Business Relief Fund Grant. Do not continue the application.
a) your business is current and active with any required business registrations with the Minnesota Office of Secretary of State (OSS). Some business structures, such as sole proprietorships, do not need to be registered with OSS. In these cases, your business is considered to be "in good standing".
(Owner, Founder, CEO, General Manager, Partner, etc.)
Applicants will need to provide a copy of a lease or statement of lease terms, mortgage statement, property tax statement, or other documentation to show site control within the city.
Has applicant received funds from an Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the SBA and Small Business Emergency Loan through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and/ or other local government financing prior to applying for this grant?
The Total Amounts from 16a-e must match 16f.
The following documents must accompany an application for it to be deemed complete:
1. Business Name and Address
1. Data Privacy Notice. The County is subject to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13 (the “Minnesota Government Data Practices Act”). Under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, when businesses apply for a grant or loan from the County, the financial information about the business, including credit reports; financial statements; net worth calculations; business plans; income and expense projections; balance sheets; customer lists; income tax returns; and design, market, and feasibility studies not paid for with public funds are all private data. However, once the business receives a grant or loan from the County, the information provided will be public data, except that the following data remain private: business plans; income and expense projections not related to the financial assistance provided; customer lists; income tax returns; and design, market, and feasibility studies not paid for with public funds.
1. The Applicant shall hold Sherburne County, its officers, consultants, attorneys, and agents harmless from any and all claims arising from or in connection with the Grant Program or its Application, including but not limited to, any legal or actual violations of any State or Federal laws.
By checking the box below and by submitting an application, I hereby certify that the Business Relief Assistance is necessary due to direct and adverse effects related to Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 and the COVID-19 pandemic, and that:
Name/Title of Authorized Business Representative
Signature of Authorized Business Representative
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