Gov. Walz urges small businesses impacted by lack of snow to apply for business assistance

Gov. Tim Walz announced Thursday that Minnesota has unlocked federal funding for small businesses impacted by the winter drought.

“From skiing and snowshoeing to winter festivals, snowy winters are part of our way of life in Minnesota. The low precipitation we’ve experienced this winter has had a real economic impact on small businesses that rely on snow and winter tourism to grow and survive,” said Governor Walz. “I encourage all impacted business owners to apply for assistance as soon as possible.”

Minnesota has experienced one of the warmest winters on record since December.

There has been less than 16″ of recorded snow in Duluth through February 29th.

Submit applications and find additional disaster assistance information here.

Applicants may also contact Minnesota’s Small Business Development Centers and SBA’s Customer Service Center at or call 800-659-2955 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.