Rice County has received funds through the State of Minnesota for the purpose of providing business
relief grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations negatively affected by COVID-19 related
Executive Orders. Maximum Grant amount is up to $10,000. based upon need and funds available.

Grants must be used by eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations for operations expenses incurred
during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of eligible expenses include but are not limited to:

 Property Taxes
 Insurance Costs
 Legal Fees
 Payroll
 Rent
 Utilities
 Marketing/Advertising
 Licensing Fees
 Routine Maintenance
 Travel/Vehicle Expense
 Repairs to existing building & equipment
 COVID-19 Public Health Mitigation Measures and PPE

First review of applications will occur on January 29, 2021 and on a rolling basis thereafter. Grants will continue to be awarded until all funds are expended. Final approval will be subject to approval by the Rice County Board of Commissioners.

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