COVID-19 Emergency Loan

The COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund (COVID ELF) is a new forgivable loan program offered through the Economic Development Authority of Maple Grove.  These loan can provide up to $10,000 to small businesses within the City of Maple Grove to assist with eligible business-related expenses as the business is allowed to re-open.

COVID ELF loan offering details:

  • Maximum amount: $10,000
  • Term: up to five (5) years
  • Rate: 0%
  • Deferment: first six (6) months of payments deferred
  • Forgiveness: up to 100% forgiven based on meeting set criteria
  • Eligible uses of funds: payroll, accounts payable, lease/mortgage payments, utilities, inventory, and other business related expenses.

Businesses who are eligible to apply for funds through the COVID ELF program must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a physical non-residential location within the City;
  • Employ no more than 40 FTE;
  • Faced mandated full or partial closure or were deemed non-essential by the State of Minnesota


To view the complete program criteria and policies, please view this link.  The complete policies related to this program are required to be reviewed prior to submission of an application.


Application Process

Applications for COVID ELF funding are currently not being accepted on this web-page while the evaluation of submitted applications is being completed.  Applications will be accepted via online submission only.  Per the application requirements, the following attachments and documentation will be required to be submitted at the time of application:

  1. Two most recent business tax returns;
  2. Credit check authorization form;
  3. Personal financial statement form;
  4. Payroll reports from the 1st quarter 2020 showing employment levels, details on if the position is full or part-time and wage;
  5. Next 3 months of itemized operating expenses (May, June, July);
  6. Proof of business address (mortgage statement, lease, or other document);
  7. Articles of incorporation;
  8. SBA Form 1368
  9. CMDC Debt Schedule Form

Upon submission of an application, the application and attachments will be reviewed to ensure completeness and eligibility.  If the application is deemed complete and eligible, the application will advance to in-depth review to determine if a loan award shall be granted.  Businesses which receive a loan award shall be required to enter into a loan agreement with the EDA prior to receiving any funding.  Applications shall be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications Currently Not Being Accepted

Due to the large number of applications received, additional applications for funding are currently not being accepted at this time.  If additional funding becomes available in the future, the online application will be re-added to this web-page.


For more information or questions, please contact Brett Angell, Economic Development Manager, at (763)494-6003 or