As we become aware of resources in the Brown County Area, we will post them on this page. If you have a specific question or have a resource that is not listed, please call or email our office at 507-354-6512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of our Partner Organizations
The Governor also issued an executive order to help ensure that workers who are not able to work as a result of COVID-19 have benefits available. Workers who are unemployed or who have hours reduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak are asked to apply for unemployment benefits online at uimn.org. The website can accept applications Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please apply on the website to ensure the most efficient processing of applications during this unprecedented situation.
Stay up-to-date on the latest developments from Minnesota Department of Health by visiting https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
Information for Small Businesses
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is creating an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures. To review the requirements or to learn more visit the Information and Resources for Employers and Businesses on MN DEED website.
Sales tax grace period:
Restaurants, bars and other businesses impacted by the temporary closures now have a 30-day grace period in paying sales and use tax, under a grace period announced yesterday by the Minnesota Department of Revenue. This means that affected businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due March 20, 2020 will have until April 20 to make that payment. These customers should still file their return by March 20. Penalties or interest will not be assessed during the grace period. Find out more at the Minnesota Department of Revenue website.
If you need to reduce workers' hours:
Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the Unemployment Insurance Shared Work Program. Visit Shared Work Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.
Unemployment Insurance information for employers:
Additional Unemployment Insurance information for employers affected by COVID-19
For more information about the Minnesota Initiative Foundations or this grant program, visit http://greaterminnesota.net/childcare or to learn about Think Small and its program visit https://www.thinksmall.org.
Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery provides 24/7 emergency daycare and help with clothing and childcare product needs.
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
CADA Crisis Line 1-800-477-0466
Provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, advocacy and shelter.