The CDA is excited to announce the launch of three new programs directed at residents and businesses of Carver County who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for these programs comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Housing Stability Program
Help, up to $5000 for renters and $10,000 for homeowners, is available for qualified Carver County renters and homeowners who are unable to pay their rent, mortgage, homeowners association dues, and utilities including gas, electric and septic. This assistance includes current month and past due bills back to March 1, 2020. Residents must show a loss of income due to COVID-19.
Although there is a temporary moratorium on evictions and in some cases foreclosures, and utility companies are being asked not to shut off utilities, payments are still due when those restrictions are lifted. Now is the time to get caught up.
There is no application deadline; however, funding is available on a first come, first serve basis before November 1, 2020. Once you apply, someone from either Carver County CDA or Carver County will contact you.
To learn more about the program and the eligibility requirements, please see the program guidelines. Housing-stability-program-guidelines-2020.09.01.pdf
To apply: Online at:https://www.cognitoforms.com/CarverCounty1/careshousingstabilityapplication
Or print and mail/email/drop off the application: CARES-Housing-Stability-App.pdf
Have questions, need assistance, or would like a paper copy of the application?
Small Business Emergency Assistance Program
Small businesses are critical to Carver County’s economy, many of which have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with less than 40 employees, $2M in annual revenue, and have seen at least a 10 percent loss of revenue since March 15, 2020 are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Funds will be available to assist with expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities, payments to suppliers, and more as outlined in the program guidelines.
Applications were accepted online only from August 17-September 4. If eligible applications exceed funds available, then a randomized selection process will be used. Approved applicants will be notified by mid-September if they have been accepted.
This program is joint program between the Carver County CDA, Carver County cities, and the program administrator, NextStage.
To learn more about the program and the eligibility requirements, please see the program guidelines and FAQs. FAQs-Updated-small-business.pdf
To apply, complete the online application form at:
Applications were initially accepted from August 17-September 4. However, the CDA is opening applications for businesses to apply to be wait listed and potentially able to access program funds if they become available. Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Have questions or need assistance? Please contact one of the following agencies:
- Elise Durbin, Carver County CDA, 952-556-2778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce, 952-474-3233 or email@example.com
- Waconia Chamber of Commerce, 952-442-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- NYA Area Chamber of Commerce, 952-737-7403, email@example.com
- Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce, 952-955-5175, firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Profit Emergency Assistance Fund
The Non-Profit Emergency Assistance Fund will provide up to $10,000 for qualified 501 (c)(3) organizations who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the program is to assist and stabilize non-profits who provide important services to our community. Non-profits with less than 40 employees (excluding volunteers), $2M in annual revenue, and have seen at least a 10 percent loss of revenue since March 15, 2020 are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Funds will be available to assist with expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities and more as outlined in the program guidelines.
Applications will be accepted online only from September 8-September 21. They will be reviewed and ranked, and award recipients will be notified prior to the end of September. Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/dkUvo3sBR8tiQ24H8
To learn more about the program and the eligibility requirements, please see the program guidelines. Non-profit Emergency Assistance guidelines
Have questions or need assistance?