Clay County accepting applications for COVID-19 business relief grants

The program offers aid to restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses affected by state shutdown orders to stem the pandemic.

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Clay County Courthouse. Forum file photo

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Applications are being accepted by Clay County for additional COVID-19 business relief grants until Sunday, Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m.

The aid is available to restaurants, bars, gyms and businesses that have been partially or fully closed by Executive Order 20-99 by Gov. Tim Walz.

Availability of the grants, which are open to Moorhead and other Clay County businesses, was announced Tuesday, Jan. 12.

To be eligible for the grants, a business must be:

  • Physically located in Clay County.

  • Be locally owned and operated.

  • Have a permanent physical location.

  • Be directly affected by the State of Minnesota Executive Order 20-99.

  • Have no current tax liens on file with the Secretary of State at the time of application.

The program is not open to home-based business or non-profit groups (other than eligible veteran’s organizations). There are also other exceptions.
To determine if your business qualifies and to apply online, visit Clay County's website .


The program is not first come, first served. Grant amounts will be determined by need and the number of applications which meet the program's criteria.

Applications will be taken through Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m.

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