Rethos Main Streets Support Fund

in response to COVID-19

In response to the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken and will continue to take on Main Street Districts throughout Minnesota, Rethos Places Reimagined is announcing a new Support Fund for small businesses located in designated Main Street communities.

Eligible Projects: Marketing, customer and community engagement, and relations, unique business-specific reopening events, operational upgrades (including technology, online stores, etc.), physical space updates (signs, displays, paint/construction supplies), your time to complete the project.

Ineligible Expenses: Rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, inventory costs, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business. These funds are not for personal expenses (groceries, healthcare, etc.).

Only businesses located in the designated district of Red Wing Downtown Main Street are eligible to apply for this fund.   Applicants must be paid DTMS Partners.  The deadline to apply for the Business Partnership Fund is 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. Fund award announcements will be made on Monday, April 20.  Questions about DTMS Partnerships?  Email

Deadline: Applications are due by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. Fund award announcements will be made on Monday, April 20. 

Criteria for Applicants:

  • Have fewer than 20 employees (combination of part and full time)
  • Must be a brick and mortar business (but may be 501c3)

  • Business may rent or own space

  • Demonstrate sustainability: how will the funds keep the business running during the emergency time and include plans for reopening

  • Existing partnership with local Main Street Program

  • Specified plan for funds with budget information

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More information from Rethos

Press Release

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