Businesses in Redwood and Brown Counties continue to be hurt by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and both counties have set up another round of grant relief programs for affected businesses.

On December 16, 2020 Minnesota Governor Walz signed into law a $216 million package of direct support for businesses and extension of unemployment benefits. Redwood County received $300,059.09, while Brown County will be receiving approximately $483,645.00  to grant to businesses and nonprofits.

The Redwood County Economic Development Authority is administering a Redwood County Pandemic Business Grant Program to businesses and non-profit physically located in Redwood County.  Eligible businesses may apply for an award up to $10,000. Redwood County’s applications will open February 1, and close at 4 pm on February 19. Those interested are encouraged to review Redwood County Pandemic Business Grant program guidelines and apply at

Brown County’s applications are open from now through February 12. Applications  for Brown County may be accepted after the deadline only if funds remain available. For questions, contact Rob Anderson at [email protected].