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Swift County CARES Grant Program



Swift County has received Coronavirus Relief Funds that it is making available on an application basis to eligible entities for necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency. A total of $250,000 has been set aside for small business reimbursements. To serve as many businesses as possible the maximum grant available is expected to be $5,000 per business. The goal is to provide assistance to businesses and nonprofits to stay open and modify their business plans or facilities to serve customers in a safe way.

Application Timeline:

Grant application will be accepted from August 10th to August 24th to qualify for consideration. Application submissions are time-stamped and late applications will be void.

  • Preliminary award decisions will be made by Swift County RDA & GROW Board. Applicants chosen for awards will be contacted beginning September 1st.
  • Upon successful verification of grant eligibility, Swift County CARES Grant Agreement will be executed and forwarded to the Swift County Board of Commissioners for payment approval.
  • Grant payment will be issued as a check from Swift County.

Program Eligibility:

  • The business or nonprofit must demonstrate financial stress or disrupted operations related to the Covid-19 health emergency.
  • Grant purpose expenses may not have been funded by other programs or grants received by the business/nonprofit.
  • Must be a for-profit, independently owned business or independently-operated franchise, or non-profit organization in Swift County, MN
  • Must be current on property taxes prior to May 15, 2020 and if applicable any required licenses must be valid and in good standing
  • Must demonstrate COVID-19 related hardship after March 1, 2020 (i.e. revenue reduction, employee layoffs, purchase of added safety items, added expenses due to covid-19, etc.)

Grant Documentation:  

  • At the time of this application, you are only required to certify eligibility and loss (business certification required to submit)
  • Grants are available up to $5,000 based upon evidence of unreimbursed business loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • No additional documentation is required at this time. However, if the applicant is awarded funds, applicant may be required to provide the following or forfeit the grant award:
    • Documentation of business revenue from 2019
    • Documentation of reduced revenue during COVID-19 State of Emergency
    • Other Documentation necessary to support need and compliant of use of funds such as pay stubs, rent receipts, etc.
    • Signed Grant Agreement


Swift County CARES Application