CR Stronger Together Partnership
Click here to download the Coon Rapids Stronger Together Partnership Small Business Relief Grant application.
Coon Rapids business men and women are now able to apply for COVID-19 financial assistance through the generosity of several local organizations. The City of Coon Rapids, Coon Rapids Development Group (CRDG), Main Street Coon Rapids (MSCR), Creating Great Places (CGP) and a private donor launched a Coon Rapids Stronger Together Partnership to provide emergency grants to assist small businesses in maintaining or reopening business operations impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
The City of Coon Rapids, CRDG, CGP, MSCR and a private individual have pledged $35,500 to the partnership. All the funds will be put into the Coon Rapids Stronger Together Partnership fund and are to be administered by the CRDG following approval by a review committee.
Businesses operating in Coon Rapids who were directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible to apply for the grant. This assistance is only intended to provide businesses with immediate, short-term cash flow assistance (maximum of $5,000). The application form is available here
. Completed applications are due to the CRDG (123 3rd Avenue, Coon Rapids) by noon, Friday, May 22.
While there is a limited amount of funding available, the committee will do their best to distribute funds to provide temporary assistance amid changes to business. Grant funds are to be spent on regular business operating expenses (i.e. payroll, utilities, inventory, rent/mortgage). For questions, contact Jes Leighty at 712-999-7749.
The community can get involved as well. Coon Rapids Stronger Together t-shirts are being sold through Stacy’s Studio & Boutique. Proceeds from the sales of the shirts will be put into the Coon Rapids Stronger Together Partnership Fund. To purchase a shirt, visit Stacy’s Studio & Boutique website page https://ssandb.square.site