City of Two Harbors Issues Small Business Relief Grants in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Two Harbors City Council unanimously approved 10 Small Business Relief Grant Applications at a Special Council meeting held on Thursday, May 7. $2,000 grants were issued to assist small businesses within Two Harbors to offset expenses related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The City Council authorized $40,000 through a business revolving loan fund and was matched with $40,000 from the Two Harbors Development Fund.

City Council President Robin Glaser expressed strong support for the program and for local small business, "I would just like to say how grateful we are to be able to help our local businesses during these difficult times. Our businesses are the heart of our community and have always stepped up to help with local causes and to support others, now we have the opportunity to help you."

Mayor Chris Swanson added, I am grateful to be apart of a community that understands how important its entreprneurs are. I couldn't be more pleased with the work that went into helping our local businesses.

At their regular meeting on Monday, May 11, 2020, the City Council authorized a second round of applications with a deadline date of Thursday, May 21st at 4:30 p.m. The second round of applicants will be recommended for approval at the Tuesday, May 26th regular City Council Meeting.

Applications are reviewed by City Staff and all personal and financial information is held confidential and protected by the Data Privacy Act and is not shared with the public or the City Council Members. All complete applications which meet the minimum criteria will be recommended for approval.

Applications can be found at the City of Two Harbors Website at or by contacting the Finance Director, Miranda Pietila at, or by calling 218-834-5631.

Grant Guidelines

Emergency Relief Grant Application