New Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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Several new grant opportunities have become available for Oregon businesses affected by COVID-19. The state has approved $20 million to Business Oregon’s Emergency Assistance Fund and Washington County has approved a relief fund for food and tourism related businesses as well.

Governor Brown and the Oregon legislature recently approved $55 million in financial assistance to support Oregon businesses. Funds will be allocated to counties to distribute to businesses that have been hit hard by COVID-19. More information will be released soon. Check the Washington County website, as well as the WCVA’s industry site, as information will be posted as it is released.

Washington County Food and Tourism Business Assistance Fund

The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved a Coronavirus Relief Fund for food service and tourist establishments impacted by COVID-19. Rewards range from $500 to $4,900. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2020.

Eligible Food Service and Tourist Establishments:

• Full Service Restaurant
• Limited Service Restaurant
• Mobile Unit Class
• Commissary
• Warehouse
• Vending
• Hotels and Motels
• Recreational Park
• Organizational Camp

Learn more and apply by November 30 >>>

Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund

Applications are now CLOSED. Please check the Business Oregon website for updates. 

Governor Brown and the Oregon legislature recently approved $20 million more to Business Oregon’s Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund. This round makes some changes to previous rounds of grant funding under the program, so that businesses not eligible in earlier rounds can now access grant funding. Businesses with up to 100 employees can apply, whereas previous funding was limited to those with up to 25 employees, to ensure the smallest business could access the funds first. Deadline to submit application and supporting documentation is December 1, 2020.

Learn more and apply starting November 19 >>>

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