Saint Paul Bridge Fund

The Saint Paul Bridge Fund is an emergency relief program for families with children and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The $3.85 million fund will be distributed to qualifying Saint Paul families with children as a flat-rate $1,000 grant and to qualifying small businesses as a flat-rate $7,500 grant. It is designed to complement other state and federal emergency relief programs and ‘bridge the gap’ between now and when those dollars are available.  

The $3.85 million Saint Paul Bridge Fund is supported by the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and private donors including Baird, Bush FoundationEcolab FoundationJohn S. and James L. Knight FoundationSecurian Foundation, Minnesota United FC, Minnesota Wild, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, and Xcel Energy.

Saint Paul Bridge Fund applications are now closed.

If you have questions about the application or guidelines, or want help applying please call (651) 266-6565. Staff are available to help who speak English, Hmong, Spanish, and Somali.

Si tiene preguntas sobre la solicitud o necesita ayuda con la aplicacion, por favor llame al (651) 266-6565.

Yog koj muaj lus nug txog daim ntawv thiab cov cai los sis kev pab ua ntaub ntawv thov hu rau (651) 266-6565.

Haddii aad hayso su’aalo ku saabsan codsiga ama tilmaamaha, ama aad rabto caawimaad buuxinta foomka, fadlan la xariir (651) 266-6565

Qajeelfama kenname ykn unka kana ilaalchisee gaaffii yoo qabaattan bilbila kanaan gaafadhaa (651) 266-656.

 Frequently Asked Questions

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Bridge Fund for Families

The Saint Paul Bridge Fund for Families is a $1 million emergency relief program for families with children impacted by COVID-19. The program provides low-income families with a flat-rate $1,000 grant for rent or mortgage payments.

Eligible families:

Saint Paul Bridge Fund applications are now closed.

Bridge Fund for Families Guidelines

Bridge Fund for Small Businesses

The Saint Paul Bridge Fund for Small Businesses is a $2.25 million emergency grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program provides small businesses with a flat-rate $7,500 grant for immediate business expenses.

Eligible small businesses are independent, for-profit, primarily retail-oriented entities registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State. In addition, they must have:  

  • A physical location within Saint Paul in operation for the last three months,  
  • Gross annual revenue of $2 million or less, 
  • Revenues significantly impacted by COVID-19 

Saint Paul Bridge Fund applications are now closed.

Bridge Fund for Small Businesses Guidelines

GiveMN Donation Page

In the first 48 hours, more than 3,000 families and 1,200 businesses applied for the Saint Paul Bridge Fund. In response, a GiveMN donation website has been established by the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

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