Greater Bemidji’s Hometown Business Fund

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 related shutdowns and closures may be eligible for some relief from Greater Bemidji’s Hometown Business Fund.

According to their website, $500,000 was anonymously donated to the fund to support hometown Bemidji businesses that have been significantly affected by the pandemic.

Up to $20,000 may be provided to eligible businesses, with fund priorities focusing on sit-down restaurants, bars and pubs, salons and spas, fitness centers, small retail businesses and tourism-related small businesses.

Applications, which are available on Greater Bemidji’s website, are due by 5 p.m. Friday.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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