South St. Paul Small Business Relief Grant Program

The City of South St. Paul has received an allocation of CARES Act Funding. The CARES Act provides that Cities may allocate a portion of this funding toward Small Business Grants towards eligible expenditures.  These funds will be distributed through the South St. Paul Small Business Relief Grant Program.



To qualify, an applicant must:

· Be a for-profit, non-franchise, independently-owned businesses.

· Have a business address in the South St. Paul (mobile and home-based businesses are eligible)

· Be in good standing with the State, County, and City. 

Other eligibility includes: 

· An applying business cannot have had more than 25 full-time employees as of March 1, 2020.

· An applying business must be operational as of August 1, 2019 and must be open at the time of application.

· Eligible expenses must have been incurred (or anticipated to be incurred) between March 1, 2020, and October 31, 2020.



Eligible Expenses:

· Salaries of employees or sole proprietors who were on the payroll on March 1, 2020 and will be on the payroll through October 31, 2020.  

· Business property rent, lease, or mortgage payments

· Utilities, including gas, electric, and water

· Equipment Lease/Finance Payments

· Business Loan payments

Applications accepted from September 8th to September 23rd, 2020 or until funds are depleted



Contact Ryan Garcia


' (651)554-3278


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