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Posted on: August 26, 2020

COVID-19 Financial Assistance

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The City of Roseville has received $2.7 million in Federal CARES Act funds to cover eligible COVID-19 expenses. The City Council has set aside $1.5 million to assist residents and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Funds will be used for housing assistance for Roseville residents impacted by COVID, financial assistance for Roseville businesses, and COVID-related expenses incurred by the city. Money must be dispersed by November 15 or it will be returned to the federal government. Deadline to apply for grants in October 30.

Mortgage, Rental, Utility Relief Available
The Roseville City Council has approved spending up to $1 million in CARES Act funds on the Residential Relief program to prevent evictions and foreclosures of Roseville residents who experienced a loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Anyone meeting eligibility requirements and who has experienced loss of income, either from loss of employment or reduction in hours due to COVID-19, is eligible. 

Ramsey County and the State of Minnesota (Minnesota Housing) also offer mortgage and rental relief programs for eligible residents. The Ramsey County Emergency Assistance program will fund families at or below 300% of the federal poverty level with past due rent or mortgage payments, past due utilities, damage deposits, or car repairs needed for transportation to work. Information and assistance is available in multiple languages.

Minnesota Housing is administering the state program, which funds families at or below 300% of the federal poverty level with a variety of housing-related costs, past-due utilities, and more. Information and assistance is available in multiple languages.

Roseville residents are encouraged to visit www.cityofroseville.com/ResidentialRelief or call 651-999-5737 to review eligibility options and to get information about the program that best meets their needs. Please apply as soon as possible. Deadline to apply is October 30. Funds from the City of Roseville must be dispersed by November 15.

Financial Assistance for Small Businesses
The City Council approved spending up to $500,000 to provide grants to Roseville businesses that lost revenue because of business interruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including businesses ordered to close by the Governor’s executive orders.

Businesses, including home-based businesses, self-employed, and individual contractors, must demonstrate revenue loss due to COVID. Businesses with an annual gross revenues of less than $1 million are eligible for up to $10,000.  

The city will begin accepting applications on August 31. For eligibility requirements and assistance applying for grants, visit www.growroseville.com/BusinessRelief or contact Noah Her at RCCOVIDRelief@mccdmn.org or 612-843-3262.

Please apply as soon as possible. Deadline to apply is October 30. Funds must be dispersed by November 15.

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