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.
Note: Whether 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
A good – all topic – compilation of links for businesses
COVID-19 Business Toolkit from the MN Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota DEED COVID-19 Information Home Page
Health Resources, Safely Returning to Work, Business Stories, Critical Sector Worker Exemptions
coming assistance… The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law on March 11, 2021, is $1.9 Trillion in Federal Aid. We are awaiting details for this new assistance and will post more information as it becomes available.
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.