Business Info Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

To our West St. Paul Businesses and Organizations,

We understand that many businesses and organizations have been greatly impacted by necessary actions of State and Federal governments, related to the spread of COVID-19. While certain sectors of our business community have been able to keep their doors open and continue to see a steady stream of customers and clients, the majority have had to adapt their business plans, reduce staffing, and make some difficult decisions. 

We want our entire business community to know that we appreciate the sacrifice they are making for the health of our community. 

While State and Federal government agencies have required many businesses either close their doors or make changes that greatly reduce their revenue, over $2 trillion has been allocated to multiple programs to help businesses, organizations and individuals during this public health crisis. In order to minimize the impact COVID-19 has on West St. Paul’s business community, we encourage all of our businesses to apply for the grants and loans they need to make it through to the other side of this pandemic. 

Below, you will find resources to explore the federal and state programs that could help your business, organization and employees survive through these difficult times.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Grants

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance for Employees

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