Pope County Business Relief Program

POPE COUNTY BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM

The deadline for applications has passed as of Friday, February 5 at 4:30pm.  The Pope County Board of Commissioners awarded this round of funding on February 16, 2021, and notification letters to applicants and award payments will follow shortly thereafter.  

On February 16, 2021, the Pope County Board of Commissioners adopted the recommendations of the Pope County HRA-EDA Board, and awarded over $250,000 in funding to business and non-profit applicants to the Pope County Business Relief Program.

Award payments were made based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.  Under the program criteria, qualified applicants were eligible to receive a maximum of $9,780.12 each, and awards to each qualified applicant varied based on each applicant's demonstrated expenses and quarterly losses. 

Funding was provided through the State of Minnesota and is intended to reimburse local businesses and non-profits for expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic and response incurred in late 2020.    Applications were solicited from Pope County businesses and non-profits through Friday, February 5, 2021 to request a portion of the available program funding.

The Pope County Business Relief program was the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic that Pope County has provided an opportunity for community business and non-profit grants.  In 2020, Pope County previously offered over $600,000 in local funding through its CARES Act allocation.  Between the two rounds of funding, over $850,000 has been distributed in business and non-profit aid through the County since the pandemic's start.  


The deadline for applications has passed as of Friday, February 5 at 4:30pm.  The Pope County Board of Commissioners awarded this round of funding on February 16, 2021, and notification letters to applicants and award payments followed shortly thereafter.  

The following information is being preserved on this site at this point for reference, but no new applications are being accepted for this program.  

Full details on the Business Relief Program, as well as application forms, can be found by downloading the materials linked below:

NOTE: Applications will be accepted now through Friday, February 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 

Fully completed and signed applications, along with any required or supporting documents can be scanned and emailed to relief@co.pope.mn.us or can be sent by mail to:  Pope County Business Relief Program, Pope County HRA-EDA, 130 Minnesota Ave. E., Glenwood, MN 56334.

Questions about the program or about the criteria and application materials can also be directed to the Pope County HRA-EDA office at 320-634-7847.