Cass County has received Minnesota COVID Relief Grants funding of $572,888.92.

The COVID-19 Relief Grants will provide assistance to local businesses and nonprofit  organizations located within Cass County that were directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Support will be provided based on the number of days the business or organization was directly affected by the pandemic; the number of employees; and if the business or organization maintains a dedicated actual building/ facility for operations or just a physical presence.

Grant application forms can be downloaded from the Cass County website at Applications will be accepted through Feb. 16, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., unless funds are exhausted earlier. Forms should be returned to the County Administrator, Cass County Courthouse, PO Box 3000, Walker, MN 56484, or email them to

Businesses and nonprofit organizations must meet all the following criteria as of Jan. 5, 2021, to be eligible. A business owner’s immigration status does not impact eligibility. Priority will be given to businesses and nonprofits that did not receive COVID-19 Grant funding from Cass County in the past.

• Must be impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic

• Must be a for-profit business or non-profit organization located in Cass County

• Must have no current tax liens on record with the Secretary of State’s Office

• Must not be eligible or have received direct payment from the Minnesota Department of Revenue or Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development related to the MN COVID-19 relief bill.

Given the overwhelming response from area businesses and the funding available, Cass county plans to make the payments below:

• $2,000 for qualified applicants without a dedicated building or facility open to the public for operations.

• $3,000 for qualified applicants with a dedicated building or facility open to the public and less than 30 employees.

• $4,000 for qualified applicants with a dedicated building or facility open to the public and more than 30 employees.


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