COVID-19 Business Relief Payments
Aid for Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, and Bowling Centers
The Minnesota Department of Revenue sent COVID-19 Business Relief Payments to restaurants, bars, gyms, and bowling centers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic under an economic relief measure passed in December 2020.
We notified eligible businesses and mailed their relief payments in January and February. The program has ended and we returned any remaining funds to the state on March 15, 2021, as required by law.
The law creating this program required us to follow specific requirements for program eligibility and payment amounts. We did not have discretion to grant eligibility or send payments outside of those requirements.