Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Opens April 8

Broadway Rose Theater

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s grant program for shuttered arts and culture venues allows for a grant of up to $10 million for eligible businesses, including live venue operators, promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organizations, museums, zoos, aquariums and theaters. The Shuttered Venue…

Industry Webinars and Grants this Week

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Check out these industry opportunities happening this week and learn more about upcoming grants. Webinars This Week Restaurant Relief Round Table Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon Webinar: Restaurant and bar owners are invited to join an informative discussion with Oregon Senator Earl Blumenauer and…

Commercial Rent Relief Program

Downtown hillsboro

Applications for the Oregon Legislative Emergency Board’s Commercial Rent Relief Program open on March 8. The program is aimed to help businesses with fewer than 100 employees who are behind in lease payments due to COVID-19. Grants of up to $100,000 per business are…

Travel Oregon’s Competitive & Recovery Grants Program

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Travel Oregon has announced its latest round of grant funding. The Competitive and Recovery Grants Program is a $2.3 million program that was built off the moment of the Destination Ready Program, which recently awarded $913,000 to tourism-related projects in Oregon.  Projects from local…

Travel Oregon’s Destination Ready Program Awards Salmonberry Trail $22,000

Salmonberry Trail in Tualatin Valley Oregon

Travel Oregon has awarded $913,000 to tourism-related projects across the state through its Destination Ready program. The funding will help develop and enhance 34 projects that offer visitor experiences and aid in economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. The Salmonberry Trail in Tualatin…

New PPP Loans Available through March 10

Downtown hillsboro

The Biden Administration is opening a special two-week period for small businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program assistance. The new PPP Loan is for businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration​, Small Business Development Center, or any bank that is…

Beaverton Improvement Grant Applications due March 12

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Businesses in Beaverton looking to spruce up their storefront or interior can apply for the city’s Storefront and Tenant Improvement Program. There are multiple grants available for creating designs and improving interiors or exteriors. The design grant offers a city architect to help develop…

Travel Oregon Launches Destination Ready Program

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Travel Oregon announced its Destination Ready program, which will support destination development efforts heading into Summer 2021. The program includes $250,000 of funding and technical assistance for the development, enhancement and stewardship of COVID-19-appropriate visitor experiences. Regional and destination management organizations, municipal governments, public…

Federal Stimulus Package Update

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business federal stimulus package update tomorrow morning, January 5, at 11 a.m. Learn more about new relief provisions for small businesses and hear insights that will help you navigate this new round of funding. U.S….

New Grant Opportunity for Washington County Hotels

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Grant Applications Must Be Received by December 16  Washington County is now accepting applications for a new grant opportunity for Washington County hotels. A total of $300,000 has been set aside specifically for hotels. These grant funds are derived from the State of Oregon…