October 20, 2020

CARES Act Grants
for Eligible Businesses
in Martin County

This program is offered pursuant to funding received by Martin County, through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund for State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments (the “Fund”), established under Section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide emergency assistance to small businesses located in Martin County. Businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that meet the following eligibility criteria may apply to receive grants of $500 to $10,000.00 for reimbursement of eligible expenses. Businesses are encouraged to report all eligible expenses as larger grant amounts may be available depending on number of applications received and the amount of eligible expenses.

Eligible Businesses

  • Profit or non-profit business with a physical location in Martin County

  • Fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees

  • Have been in operation for at least 12 months prior to March 1, 2020

  • Registered and in good standing with the Minnesota Secretary of State (if required)

  • Current on all property taxes

  • Demonstrate a negative impact on business due to business interruption or closure related to COVID-19

Completed applications, with all required documentation, must be submitted to the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce by close of business on November 4, 2020, in order to be considered.

For questions, contact:
Martin County – Bryan Stading
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Fairmont Chamber of Commerce
323 E Blue Earth Ave
PO Box 826
Fairmont, MN 56031
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Applications will be considered and acted on by Martin County Economic Development Authority representatives.

Grant Requirements Grant Application

Disaster Loans

If you are in a declared disaster area and have suffered any disaster related damage you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362. You can apply for a disaster loan online. The paper forms for the SBA Disaster Home / Sole Proprietor Loan Applications and the SBA Business Loan Applications can be found here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/PaperForms

EDA Services

If you have a small business and need assistance with the COVID-19 Disaster Loan Application, please contact Bryan Stading at RCEF via email: bryan@rcef.net or via phone: 507.344.7897.