|Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) is pleased to announce a new grant program open to Clatsop County small businesses and 501(C)(3) non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant amounts range from $2,000 to $16,000 and funding amounts will be determined based on the number of FTE Employees. A minimum of 50% of available grant funds will be directed to businesses with operations prohibited by the recent two-week freeze. Eligible businesses must have 40 or fewer FTE employees and either have been prohibited from operating as directed by State Executive Order or demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional guidelines may impact eligibility.Please Visit the CEDR Website for Eligibility Details and to Apply for the Grant|
All applications must be submitted by Friday, December 18, at 11:59 p.m. If the total amount of grant funds requested exceeds the available funds, a computerized random selection process will be conducted to determine grant awardees. Funds will be distributed by the end of December to businesses that are selected to receive grants. For questions about the grant application, please contact email@example.com.
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Background Information This small business relief grant program was created following Governor Brown’s commitment of $55 million in statewide financial assistance to support Oregon businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Those funds were allocated to counties to distribute to businesses that have been financially impacted by the pandemic, with a priority for the hospitality industry, businesses impacted by the freeze, small businesses, and women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Tribal-owned businesses.
This program marks the fourth round of State of Oregon small business relief grant funds administered by CEDR since this summer. In the prior rounds, CEDR awarded 287 grants,fulfilling all eligible grant applications and providing more than $1.4 million in total funds to Clatsop County businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advising Support Available from Small Business Development Center The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Clatsop Community College provides no-cost, confidential advising to local business owners in both English and Spanish. We are here to help your business with all aspects of running a successful business for the long-term.Please visit the Clatsop SBDC website to learn more and request an advising appointment.
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