County Administrator Steve Larson mentioned the county obtained $1.2 million from the state primarily based on inhabitants as a part of the state’s $216 million Small Enterprise Aid package deal that’s focused for particular operations damage by the pandemic closures.
It is the third spherical of support that both the county or metropolis of Moorhead have supplied to companies to hopefully assist them survive the restrictions that have been an try and gradual the unfold of coronavirus.
The fairly easy software course of for this new support began on Tuesday and runs by midnight on Jan. 24.
After that, Larson mentioned, they hope to get the monetary help for working capital out to domestically owned and operated companies inside just a few weeks.
The funds might be utilized by the companies for lease or mortgage funds, payroll, utility payments, funds to suppliers or different related bills.
As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, at midday, there have been 27 companies who already had utilized.
Larson mentioned they did not put a high greenback determine on the help this time round as they have been ready to see what number of purposes have been obtained and decide every enterprise’s want.
Prior to now rounds, the highest restrict for companies was $10,000, though some nursing houses badly damage by the virus obtained as a lot as $25,000 in support.
The help package deal was first mentioned in a latest assembly involving the county, cities and financial growth teams. Then, the Clay County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve the brand new spherical of support.
Within the first spherical this previous fall, 207 companies with beneath 20 workers or sole proprietors beneath a Moorhead-only program utilized and have been awarded a complete of $1.84 million with 125 companies in the remainder of the county splitting $981,000 in its program.
That also left funds for a second spherical for companies countywide with 20 to 50 workers, in addition to nonprofit operations. In that spherical, 16 of the bigger companies break up $160,000, with long-term care amenities dividing up $445,000.
This third spherical is aimed toward bars, eating places and veterans’ organizations that have been compelled to close down beneath the newest state orders.
Companies with any questions or clarifications can e-mail COVID.Relief@claycountymn.gov or depart a message at 218-299-7820.
Dilworth Metropolis Administrator Peyton Mastera, who joined within the conferences in regards to the aid, mentioned his smaller metropolis has a bonus as a result of they have been truly in a position to do direct mailings, letter deliveries or telephone calls to companies which may be in want.
“That is a bonus of a smaller city,” he mentioned.
To use and look over pointers, companies ought to go to www.claycountymn.gov/COVID-Relief.
Additionally this week, Moorhead introduced that eating places, bars and related institutions holding liquor licenses will obtain checks from the town rebating six months of their 2020 liquor license charges as permitted by the Moorhead Metropolis Council on Monday.
State restrictions on the bars and eating places relating to indoor eating have been loosened this week.