COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Written by Vicki Oakes, MNbump Connector
Ortonville EDA & Big Stone Area Growth

This page has been in continual update mode since March 2020.  We have now taken down our local updates and notices and provided resource links that cover the current information and connections.  We will update this page with urgent information arises.

NoteWhether local, state or federal assistance programs, you can call Big Stone Area Growth & Ortonville EDA for help/questions on forms, where to start, etc.  please call 320-839-6155

LINK to the latest information on Governor Walz orders.

A good – all topic – compilation of links for businesses
COVID-19 Business Toolkit from the MN Chamber of Commerce

Countryside Public Health, COVID Resource Page LINK

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Home Page

Minnesota DEED COVID-19 Information Home Page
Health Resources, Safely Returning to Work, Business Stories, Critical Sector Worker Exemptions

Stay Safe MN 

Schools & Child Care

Completed assistance below

CARES Funding  – $295,520 Grants were awarded by Big Stone County (Big Stone Area Growth processed & made the recommendations)

CARES Funding through the City of Ortonville: The total available to the City was $136,818 of which they used $105,399 of their funding to provide grants to businesses within Ortonville.  (processed through the Ortonville EDA)

The 2021 Big Stone County Relief Program, through the State of Minnesota, provided an additional $250,000 in grants to local businesses that were affected by COVID.

Additionally, there were deferred loan payment offerings and zero percent loans provided throughout the County.







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