Cass County Set to Roll Out over $500,000 worth of Coronavirus Aid to Businesses

Cass County Set to Roll Out over $500,000 worth of Coronavirus Aid to Businesses

January 7, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

(WALKER, MN) — In December, the state of Minnesota passed new legislation for over $200 million in relief in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic intended for businesses affected by the shutdown orders issued by Governor Tim Walz. To learn more about the relief at the county level, we spoke with Cass County administrator Josh Stevenson.

Cass County received roughly $573,000 of the aid that was distributed among Minnesota counties. To best distribute this aid, Stevenson said the board of commissioners decided to put together their own grant program.

Businesses that seek this aid must meet the set of criteria that has been established, which Stevenson outlined.

After applying, eligible businesses will be put into one of three different categories by the county to determine how much aid they get.

Stevenson wrapped up by discussing the application process for the program, which will accept applications from businesses until 4:30pm on February 16.

We thank Josh Stevenson for his time. The Cass County website can be found here. Our full interview with Stevenson can be found below.