Covid-19 Recovery Assistance

The ECRDC has a new Covid-19 Relief Loan Program. Loans are designed to provide critical financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Loans are available to qualified businesses in the Region 7E counties of Chisago, Isanti Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine. Interest rates start as low as 0% and staff will work with applicants to design flexible repayment terms.  The East Central Regional Development Commission is an “Equal Opportunity Lender / Service Provider”.

For assistance with the Covid-19 Relief Loan Program please contact Michelle Thomas at 320-679-4065 x34 or by email at


CARES Act Recovery Assistance Loan Fund:

RLF-COVID Loan-Application-Spanish

RLF- Loan Application fillable

RLF-Loan-Application – Word format

Click here for COVID INSERT in Spanish


County COVID Relief for Businesses – This program is funded by legislation approved in the 2020 7th special legislative session. The program provides counties to use to provide financial assistance to businesses and non-profits impacted by the pandemic.

Chisago County

Kanabec County

Isanti County

Mille Lacs County

Pine County