EDC provides CPR to small businesses and nonprofits hurt by pandemic shutdown

EDC provides CPR to small businesses and nonprofits hurt by pandemic shutdown

July 29, 2020

EDC provides CPR to small businesses and nonprofits hurt by pandemic shutdown

WILLMAR—The coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened millions and killed thousands has also had a devastating impact on small businesses and nonprofits. Even now, as some states and cities begin to reopen, nothing is back to normal. In an effort to help those still struggling to hold on, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission have created the CARES Pandemic Relief Grant program, aptly known as CPR.

“We are trying to keep businesses alive,” said Aaron Backman, EDC executive director.

The program will award eligible small businesses grants up to $15,000 and a maximum grant of $50,000 for nonprofits that fit the program criteria.

“What we are trying to do is give hope to small businesses and nonprofits,” said Backman. “To help them get through this rough patch.”

Read the full article at West Central Tribune by Shelby Lindrud