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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Open Call with the office of Mayor Jacob Frey

Please join Mayor Jacob Frey for a City-wide Business call to discussing moving Minneapolis Forward, security, available resources, insurance claims, and more on July 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Submit your questions in advance and register for the Friday open call.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Civil Unrest Resource Update

We Love Lake Street Recovery Fund (Lake Street Council)
Applications are now available for the We Love Lake Street Recovery Fund. Upcoming deadlines on July 10 and July 17.
Application and more information 

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African Immigrant Businesses Recovery Fund (African Economic Development Solutions)
Application for AEDS’ African Immigrant Businesses Rebuilding Fund is now open. The AEDS African Immigrant Businesses Rebuilding Fund is intended to rebuilding businesses owned and operated by African immigrants that were impacted by the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd.

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2020 11:59 p.m. | Application and more information

Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund (Du Nord Foundation)
Created on May 31, 2020, the riot recovery fund has raised more than half a million dollars. These funds will be used to provide financial support for minority owned small businesses who were adversely impacted by the riots and looting the week of May 25. 
Application and more information

Repairing or Rebuilding your Business

If you have planned repairs, you can complete most permit applications online. For questions regarding the permit application and review process email

If you are exploring your options for rebuilding, and have questions about zoning or property use, call 612-673-5065 or email

COVID 19 Resource Update

Minnesota Cultural Mall Operator Grants
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is now accepting applications for the Cultural Mall Operator Grants Program as part of the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program.  This program will make grants up to $250,000 to Minnesota-based operators (not tenants) of privately owned, permanent indoor retail space and food markets that have an ethnic cultural emphasis.

The deadline to apply is July 10 at 5:00 pm | Application and more information

SBA Paycheck Protection Program
Deadline extended through August 8.
More information

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Advance - Funding still available
More information and application

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact

People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-673-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.