The following documents must accompany an application for it to be deemed complete:
☐ Completed and signed Small Business Emergency Grant Application (Pages 3-7)
☐ Evidence of occupancy in Buffalo (e.g. that you own or lease the space your business is
located). Example documentation includes copy or statement of lease including terms,
mortgage statement, property tax statement or other document to show proof of occupancy
within City of Buffalo. This could also include photograph or web map street image of the
business location with evidence of business signage, if applicable.
☐ Proof of eligible expenses to be paid with grant funds. This includes, but is not limited to,
payroll, rent/mortgage/utility/ property tax statements, accounts payable, and other critical
business expenses that cannot be paid as a direct result of the current health emergency.
☐ A copy of the most recent federal tax return submitted for the business (with signature).
☐ A copy of a W-9 Form (with signature).
Please do not submit any original documents, only copies. The HRA is not responsible for returning any
original documents submitted. The HRA may request additional documentation as deemed necessary
for the applicant’s situation.
Application Process and Deadlines
Deadline for application submission is Monday, August 31
. All applications submitted will be
reviewed beginning September 1
, and business will be notified of their award status by September
. Applications submitted after August 31
will be considered on a rolling basis if funds are available.
Applications must include all supporting documentation listed in the checklist above to be considered.
Submit applications via email to Alison Matthees, Assistant City Administrator at
Alison.Matthees@ci.buffalo.mn.us or mail / drop-off applications to:
Buffalo Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Attn: Alison Matthees, Assistant City Administrator
212 Central Ave
Buffalo, MN 55313
For any questions regarding the Small Business Emergency Grant Application, please contact:
Alison Matthees –763-684-5406 or 763-682-1181 | Alison.Matthees@ci.buffalo.mn.us