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Homegrown Small Business Fund - Loan Program

Through a partnership between Homegrown Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development and Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), the Homegrown Small Business Fund provides financing and technical assistance to Minneapolis-based businesses that process, grow and manufacture food products.

"The Homegrown Small Business Fund provided an alternative financing option to help us manage our growth. Financing small businesses can be a challenge. It's nice to have such a valuable local resource in our community!" - Alissa Barthel & Julie Wellman, Co-Owners, Punk Rawk Labs

 Co-Owners of  Punk Rawk Labs, Alissa Barthel and Julie Wellman

Business Eligibility

Loan Terms

Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses are not limited to the examples listed above.

Application Information

Interested individuals should first determine their eligibility by contacting Kris Maritz, City of Minneapolis Business Advisor, MCCD at [email protected] or 612-843-3262. In addition to submitting a completed loan application, prospective recipients will need to work with MCCD to develop a proposal for the use of funds. MCCD will review the proposal, determine financial viability, and process the loan request.

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Last updated Nov 19, 2018



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