With more than $11,744.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $9,304.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Minnesota. There are 118,744 business establishments in the state of Minnesota, and they break down to the following:

Minnesota Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 71,129 registered businesses in Minnesota have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 18,565 registered businesses in Minnesota have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 12,549 registered businesses in Minnesota have 10-19 employees.
  • 11,170 registered businesses in Minnesota have 20-99 employees.
  • 2,797 registered businesses in Minnesota have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 2,534 registered businesses in Minnesota have over 500 employees.

Minnesota Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 16,554 registered businesses in Minnesota are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 7,199 registered businesses in Minnesota are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 11,183 registered businesses in Minnesota are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 15,338 registered businesses in Minnesota are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 81,000 farms in the state of Minnesota.

Starting and managing a small business in Minnesota is not an easy task. Over $102,179,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Minnesota and more than 22,575 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Minnesota, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Minnesota, contact Minnesota financial aid agencies, or

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Current online applicants in Minnesota are browsing from the following cities: Eden Valley, Newfolden, Bowlus, Clinton, Backus, Waite Park, Adams, Tamarack, Circle Pines, Wanamingo

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start/Early Head Start Recipient -- Communities in the state of Minnesota (Apply for HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R5 0122)

Funding Number: HHS 2024 ACF OHS CH R5 0122
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $18,312,969
Determining drivers of floodplain forest regeneration success and failure on the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin (Apply for W81EWF 23 SOI 0010)

Funding Number: W81EWF 23 SOI 0010
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $61,592
Determining drivers of floodplain forest regeneration success and failure on the Upper Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin (Apply for W81EWF 23 2 0010)

Funding Number: W81EWF 23 2 0010
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $61,592
Minnesota (MN) Fiscal Year (FY) 23 Grant Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity for For-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations (Apply for USDA NRCS MN MULTI 23 NOFO0001232)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MN MULTI 23 NOFO0001232
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 23 Grant Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity (Apply for USDA NRCS MN MULTI 23 NOFO0001223)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MN MULTI 23 NOFO0001223
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $250,000
Minnesota (MN) Fiscal Year (FY) 22 Grant Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity for For-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations (Apply for USDA NRCS MN MULTI 22 NOFO0001161)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MN MULTI 22 NOFO0001161
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $750,000
Minnesota (MN) Fiscal Year (FY) 22 Grant Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity for Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized) in Minnesota (Apply for USDA NRCS MN MULTI 22 NOFO0001125)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MN MULTI 22 NOFO0001125
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $200,000
Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 21 Contribution Agreement (Apply for USDA NRCS 10902 6322XXXX 21 0002)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS 10902 6322XXXX 21 0002
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $300,000
Minnesota Fiscal Year (FY) 21 Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity (Apply for USDA NRCS 10902 6322XXXX 21 0001)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS 10902 6322XXXX 21 0001
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $300,000
An Evaluation of Fish Movement in the Big Sandy Lake Watershed and Escapement of Fish through Big Sandy Lake Dam, Minnesota (Apply for W81EWF 21 SOI 0003)

Funding Number: W81EWF 21 SOI 0003
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $50,000

 

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