As our team partners with communities and organizations, we have established this web page to help you better understand the resources available to you now and in the future.

We pledge to be supportive and share new information and resources, in regard to COVID-19, for businesses, nonprofits, local units of government, school districts, and the public. We will do our absolute best to update this resource page as they become available to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information.

A number of Region Nine’s loan clients were hit hard by the Governor’s issuance of Executive Order 20-04 which shut down a number of businesses. In response, Region Nine is offering clients a streamlined process for requesting a payment deferral as well as an option to defer payments for up to 90 days. Clients will be contacted prior to their next payment date. In addition, clients are being provided with the most current information available on programs being offered that they may be able to take advantage of.

Also, we are staying close to our other organizational partners, such as the MN Association of Development Organizations (MADO), National Association of Development Organizations. (NADO), and federal Economic Development Administration (EDA). RNDC will continue to draw on the experiences and expertise of our national and international partners and networks. Examples include:

Together, as organizations and partners, we are strongest when we share ideas, collaborate on best practices, and create innovating solutions that best meet our communities’ needs. We pledge to continue these efforts on your behalf.

Please connect with our talented staff of grant writers, lending coordinators, economic developers, and overall compassionate team members with any suggestions on how we can help during this challenging situation.

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Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration

Sba Presentation

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

MN Retail Association

COVID-19 Resources

Nonprofit Resources

Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Area Foundation

Community Response Fund

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund