Funding Update: We’re Here to Help

New funding from the state and federal levels is available to assist businesses and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past year, Northspan has assisted multiple organizations with the creation and administration of these types of funds:

  • Northland Foundation, State of MN Small Business Relief Grants — Assisted with verification of grantee documents, awarding 394 businesses grants totaling $3.94 million. 
  • Itasca Economic Development Corporation, CARES Act Grants — Creation of application process as well as review of applicant materials for 250+ businesses in Itasca County. Awarded $1.8 million, with $300,000 dedicated to assist the logging industry, and an additional round dedicated to non-profits.
  • Fond du Lac Band, CARES Act Grants — Created application process and provided third party application review and grant award recommendations. Awarded 23 businesses grants totaling $115,000.
  • East Range Joint Powers Board, COVID Relief Small Business Grants — Created application process and awarded 8 local businesses grants totaling $20,000. Later designed and now administering a loan program for the area.
  • Entrepreneur Fund, Minnesota Disaster Relief Grants — Assisted with third party review and verification of grantee documents. Awarded 48 businesses grants totaling $168,000. 

During the past year, we’ve had additional helpful conversations with many others looking for basic guidance on how to receive funding.

We welcome a conversation on how to best assist you as this new round of funding rolls out! Reach Out