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We’re doing all we can to support local businesses with Pay It Forward. The St. Paul community is united to ensure no one is left behind during this public health and economic crisis.

Pay It Forward is a collaboration among the City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Saint Paul, African Economic Development Solutions, Hmong American Partnership, Latino Economic Development Center, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Neighborhood Development Center, and other partners to help Saint Paul and East Metro business owners navigate COVID-19 grant and loan relief opportunities.

By leveraging an existing business mentor model developed by SCORE Saint Paul, Pay it Forward engages an array of volunteers with financial and business experience to support local business owners who need assistance in applying for financial help.

Businesses in our community can access free business and financial assistance to help them navigate COVID-19 grant and loan relief opportunities. There are business mentors who can speak Hmong, Somali, Oromo, Spanish, and Karen to ensure everyone in our community can access this resource.

To connect with a Pay It Forward business mentor, go to: