COVID-19 Business Resources

These links can help you with Minnesota’s COVID-19’s latest orders:

Link to Governor Walz Executive Orders


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED): 

https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instruction
from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Saint Peter COVID-19 Micro Loan Program - ENDING MARCH 31, 2021

Second program for businesses hardest hit by COVID started DECEMBER 8, 2020 and will end March 31, 2021.

Contact Russ Wille at 507-934-0661 for information. 

First round ENDED AUGUST 31. 2020.

The Saint Peter Economic Development Authority (EDA) and City Council have adopted guidelines for the implementation and administration of a COVID-19 Micro Loan Program.  COVID-19 Micro Loan Application
Contact Russ Wille at 507-934-0661 or email if you need additional information or have any questions.

Greater Mankato Growth in coordination with the Regional Economic Development partners (Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Mankato, North Mankato, Saint Peter, and Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties), is monitoring updates to legislation (State and Federal) which would provide resources for businesses as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19.

The following web page will be updated with information and links as resources are developed:  
Greater Mankato Growth Resources for our Business Community

Here is information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which impacts the paid medical leave expansion.
https://greatermankatoblog.com/2020/03/16/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-key-provisions-impacting-employers/


Information from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development to help small businesses find the information and resources in these uncertain times:

A Guide for Small Businesses Who Need Help

www.mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/

SBA loans for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program (PDF)

Other Business Resources businesses may find helpful:

www.mn.gov/deed/newscenter/press-releases/

Unemployment Insurance-Information to Help You When You Receive Unemployment Insurance Questions 

(Unfortunately, the system has been overwhelmed and DEED is trying to get things processed as quickly as the system allows.  Other states are having similar difficulties due to the unprecedented volume of claims.)   

MN Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit

MN Employment and Economic Development

The Internal Revenue Service has various tax relief programs that may be of assistance to Saint Peter businesses.  You can find a list of IRS Covid-19 programs and services by following the attached link:
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Here is a nice matrix from our partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing the various financial assistance programs offered to rural communities by the federal government.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf