Main Street Grant Application – Now Open!

Main Street Revitalization Grant Thank you for your interest in the DEED Main Street Revitalization Program administered by Northland Foundation! In May 2022, the Northland Foundation was awarded a Main Street Economic Revitalization grant of $3 million from the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) to serve three main street corridors: Tower/Ely, International [...]

2022-09-27T12:50:38-05:00September 27th, 2022|Grants, Local & Regional News|

Downtown Building Rehabilitation

The Downtown Building Rehabilitation Program (DBR) is designed to help aid in financing code-compliant construction and remodeling projects on main streets in downtowns. The DBR Program will support and provide 1/3 of the project cost up to $50,000 in eligible expenses. Up to 10% of awarded grant funding may be utilized for professional services [...]

2022-05-27T11:54:44-05:00May 27th, 2022|Commercial, Grants, Local & Regional News|

Business Energy Retrofit Program (BER)

Does your business need energy-efficient repairs or upgrades? Would you like to save $$$ on utility bills? Is your business within the Taconite Assistance Area (TAA)? The Business Energy Retrofit may be right for you! The Business Energy Retrofit Program (BER) is designed to aid in financing the energy retrofit project. The BER program will [...]

2022-05-27T11:57:23-05:00May 27th, 2022|Commercial, Grants, Local & Regional News|

Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants

New Grant Opportunity! - First Round Application Opens on March 29, 2022 Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants The new Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants program opens March 29, 2022, with federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is a new grant program to address child care facility needs and is a key element [...]

2022-03-21T11:30:15-05:00March 21st, 2022|Grants, Local & Regional News|

Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants

Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants to begin accepting applications Sept. 20 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on Sept. 20. This program was approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim Walz on June 30, 2021. [...]

2021-09-08T12:50:53-05:00September 8th, 2021|Grants, Local & Regional News, Residential|

Housing assistance for St. Louis County residents

For anyone who’s fallen behind on rent payments since the pandemic started, help is now available from the state. RentHelpMN is a new rental assistance program for low- and moderate-income renters. In addition to RentHelpMN here are a few additional resources: United Way - Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance (Northern St. Louis County): RentHelpMN - Rent/Utility Assistance [...]

2021-08-24T11:17:50-05:00August 24th, 2021|Local & Regional News, Residential|

Lessons from COVID-19

Lessons from COVID-19 WDSE WRPT - PBS, continues their special series "Lessons from COVID-19" with a look at how local communities dealt with the pandemic. We talked with Ely Mayor Chuck Novak to learn how his town navigated the pandemic.

2021-05-11T11:25:29-05:00May 11th, 2021|Local & Regional News|

Say “Hello” to high-speed!

CTC is installing a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network in Ely! At this time CTC is actively selling business services in Downtown Ely. If you are interested, please contact Lauren at 218-454-1237. For more details, visit: and About CTC CTC offers state-of-the-art technology to homes and businesses in Minnesota. With our fiber optic network, CTC [...]

2021-03-25T17:35:34-05:00March 25th, 2021|Commercial, Local & Regional News|

Small Business Relief Grants

St. Louis County has received $3.8 million from the State of Minnesota to provide economic relief to eligible businesses and nonprofits adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period will be open January 19-February 3. Click here for application guidelines, details on a virtual information session and more. CARES Act funds St. Louis County [...]

2021-01-15T10:13:46-06:00January 15th, 2021|Grants, Local & Regional News|
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