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COVID-19 News: Renville County Grants More Than $500k to Businesses and Non-profits

The Renville County HRA/EDA announced Monday that it recently made grants to 111 Renville County businesses and non-profits, totaling $509,928.38.  

These grant funds were sourced from the Federal CARES Act dollars provided to Renville County, and  subsequently allocated by the Renville County Board of Commissioners to the HRA/EDA to provide  these grants. The maximum grant to businesses was $7,500, and $5,000 for nonprofits. Grants  awarded were based on eligible expenses incurred by applicants from March through August, 2020.  

Janette Wertish, Chair of the Renville County HRA/EDA Board, said “We’re thankful to the  Commissioners for these funds to grant to our county’s businesses and nonprofits. So many of our  local organizations are struggling because of COVID-19. While it isn’t a cure all, these grants will  help offset some of the impacts.” 

For more information on the Renville County HRA/EDA, please log on to or call  (320) 523-3656. 

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