grants

Supporting our businesses during the pandemic

October 5, 2020

Supporting our businesses during the pandemic
The EDC has been actively assisting businesses throughout Kandiyohi County since the pandemic emergency was declared in mid-March of this year.  First, it created the COVID-19 Business Assistance Loan (COBAL)  Program that provided up to $5,000 in zero percent loans to affected businesses. Second, in May, the EDC provided small grants of $325 to all 88 home childcare providers in the County.  Third, with the help of funding from the Southwest Initiative Foundation, it created the Immigrant Business

New grant program to offer immigrant businesses some COVID relief in Kandiyohi County

May 15, 2020

New grant program to offer immigrant businesses some COVID relief in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, along with other local and regional partners, continues to look for new ways to help businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. “We are using the resources we have to try to address some of the emergency funding,” said Aaron Backman, EDC executive director. A new grant program, this one geared toward new immigrant businesses in Kandiyohi County, was approved by the EDC Joint Operations Board

Apprenticeship Workforce Grants Available to Help Employers Develop Highly-Skilled Workforce

May 22, 2017

Apprenticeship Workforce Grants Available to Help Employers Develop Highly-Skilled Workforce
ST. PAUL—Minnesota employers can apply for a grant beginning May 10 to help them develop a registered apprenticeship program to recruit, train and retain their 21st century highly-skilled workforce. Approved applicants receive funds to offset their costs related to program development, instruction and supplies. Recipients can receive up to $5,000 for each registered apprentice. The Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) targets employers in these five high-growth industries: advanced manufacturing agriculture health