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Emergency Resources for Businesses

Resources for Safely Returning to Work

Financial Resources

Guide for Minnesota Small Businesses who Need Help

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development 
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is in the process of creating an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures. The loan program was created under the Small Business Assistance Executive Order 20-15 announced by Governor Tim Walz on March 23. DEED will offer loans in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $35,000 for qualifying small businesses.

The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) is under contract with the Washington County CDA to provide assistance to businesses in Woodbury. MCCD is authorized by DEED to administer their emergency loan program. Interested businesses are encouraged to contact Tyler Hilsabeck at MCCD via 612-789-8838 or

U.S. Small Business Association
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is working to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Recent federal legislation has created new SBA programs to help small businesses. Information about the Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (EIDL), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), SBA debt relief and more is available on the SBA website.

For questions regarding SBA loans, call the Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call 800-877-8339.

Minnesota Department of Revenue

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is taking action to offer a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period  for businesses required to suspend or reduce services.

Washington County Community Development Agency
Washington County has created a list of resources to help ready and recover businesses and the workforce from the impacts of COVID-19. Please revisit this page often as new resources and programs become available.