The following information and resources are available for business and workers directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Resources for the community to continue to support Maple Grove businesses are also available. Additional programs and information will be added to this page as they become available.
If you have specific questions that are not addressed below, or if there are specific industry challenges that Maple Grove Economic Development should be aware of, please contact Brett Angell, Economic Development Manager.
The following links provide resources for the community related to Maple Grove businesses and how to continue to support the business and other related information. Additional community resources and information for residents can be found on the COVID-19 Emergency Management page.
Many restaurants within Maple Grove are continuing operations while complying with the rules of closing dining rooms through utilizing services such as take-out, curbside delivery, delivery, and drive-thrus. View list of restaurants operating during this time.
Many delivery services operate within the City of Maple Grove for the delivery of restaurant food, groceries, and household items. A list has been created of some of the larger delivery services that are available within the City. This list does not include delivery services that are operated directly by a business. View the list of online delivery services here.
Business and Employee Resources/Programs
The following programs and resources are available to business and employees who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
DEED Small Business Emergency Loan Program
DEED has established a loan program to assist small businesses directly and adversely affected following the COVID-19 pandemic. Loans will be interest free and range from $2,500 to $35,000 based on financial need. Repayments can be up to five years with the first 6 months of repayments deferred. Partial loan forgiveness is available. More information
Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program - Now Available in Minnesota!
The SBA is providing up to $2 million in Disaster Assistance loans for small businesses which can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid due to COVID-19 impacts. These low-interest loans can have a term up to 30-years, determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact the SBA Disaster Assistance customer service center at 1-800-877-8339.
Minnesota DEED Rapid Response
Employers who are planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can get help through the the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will discuss your business needs with you, help avert layoffs if possible, and provide services to assist workers facing job losses. More information
MN DEED Shared Work Program
Employers experiencing a slowdown in their business or service as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the Unemployment Insurance Shared Work program. The program allows employers to seek alternatives to layoffs - retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Shared Work program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent. More information
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program assists workers who cannot work, have their hours reduced or lose their job as a result of the pandemic. The UI program is prepared and ready to assist these workers. Visit the UI website to find out more or to apply for benefits.
Sales Tax Grace Period
Restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses impacted by the temporary closure order have a 30-day grace period in paying sales and use tax. During this time the Minnesota department of Revenue will not assess penalties or interest. This means that affected businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due March 20, 2020 will have until April 20 to make that payment. These customers should still file their return by March 20. Find out more at the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.
Center for Disease Control Guidance
The Center for Disease Control has released interim guidance for businesses and employers as they plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus impacts. Find out more at the CDC website.
Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is intended to assist businesses with programs to meet their needs regarding issues they are facing from the coronavirus pandemic. The guide provides additional information on programs which will soon be available, primarily through the Small Business Administration. Click here to view the guide.