COVID-19 Community Resource Grant Guidelines

Blue Earth County recognizes the important role certain community support organizations play in providing needed services for Blue Earth County residents, particularly in times of economic distress.  Community support organizations that help provide housing services, food, childcare programs, employment opportunities, and access to social and health services mitigate the demand on County social service and public health programs.

The County further recognizes that community support organizations have been impacted by the current economic environment caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis in much the same way as business have been impacted.  The County has, therefore, established a program to provide support for community organizations to assist those organizations in meeting the needs of Blue Earth County residents affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The Blue Earth County Community Resource Grant Program will be administered through the County Administrator’s office.  Organization representatives who have questions or need assistance in completing applications should contact:

Blue Earth County Administration
Attn: Josh Milow, Deputy County Administrator
204 South Fifth Street,
PO BOX 8608 Mankato, MN 56002-8608
[email protected] 507-304-4109

Organizations are also encouraged to apply for all other available COVID-19 related funding programs offered by the U.S. federal government, the State of Minnesota and other granting/loaning agencies.  Organizations applying for and receiving funds through these programs are still eligible to receive a grant from the County. Prioritization will be given to organizations that have not received funding from other sources.

*Prior to applying, please read through the list of Eligible Organizations and Ineligible organizations.  Also, at the bottom of the page, the application process it outlined.  Applications will be accepted between October 14 and October 31, 2020.

Read more here about Eligible Organizations, Amounts and Uses of Grants and Application Process.