Local Business COVID-19 Resources

The City of Chaska is ready to support our business community in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following serves to connect businesses to local, state, and federal resources that are available.

Small Business Emergency Assistance Program

The Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA) has partnered with Carver County cities to offer emergency assistance funding to local small businesses. 

To apply, businesses must meet the following qualifications:

Eligible businesses can apply for up to $10,000 in funding. Funds will be available to assist with expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities, payments to suppliers, and more as outlined in the program guidelines.

Applications will be accepted online from August 17 thru September 4. If eligible applications exceed funds available, then a randomized selection process will be used. Approved applicants will be notified by mid-September if they have been accepted.

Visit the Carver County CDA website for more information. 

Chaska Business Roundtables

  • Watch the second Chaska Business Roundtable. Kylle Jordan from MN DEED talked about strategies to reopen
  • Watch the third Chaska Business Roundtable. Max Musicant from the Musicant Group gave tips to re-engage customers.

Resources for Reopening

Local Business Status

  • View spreadsheet list. There are several tabs for different types of businesses. 
  • View interactive map
  • Thank you to Jo Anne Gramith, who created the comprehensive list that made both of these resources possible!

City and Local Programs and Resources

State and Federal Programs

  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled some highlights of the provisions to help small businesses.
  • Small Business Emergency Loans: Minnesota DEED will use their lender network to make loans between $2,500 and $35,000 for qualifying small businesses. The loans will be 50% forgivable with no interest. If other financing becomes available to small businesses that received an emergency loan, such as federal funding, the emergency loan must be repaid. Learn more about terms, eligibility, and application process on the MN DEED website.
  • Governor Walz has requested an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration, clearing the way for businesses to apply for loans to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact. If you have questions, please call the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hotline at (800) 659-2955.
  • MN DEED: Information and resources for employers and businesses.
  • MN Department of Revenue: Details on business tax changes - a 30-day Sales and Use Tax 
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: SBA disaster assistance in response to the coronavirus.