COVID-19 Business Information

Resources for Small Businesses in Grant COunty 


Update: 11/20/2020:

 Grant County Small Business Stabilization Program

 Prairie City is also running their Small Business Stabilization Program with Grant County through Community Lending Works. This program is on a first come, first serve basis. 

Click here to apply online.

 Some documents to prepare:

  • 2018 or 2019 Tax Return
  • Year over Year P&L
  • EIN

This program has been made possible thanks to: Business Oregon, Grant County Court, Community Lending Works, GREAT, Grant County Economic Development, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon RAIN & Prairie City.

 

 Business Oregon Round 5 Small Business Relief Funds (OPENING 11/23/2020 at 3pm for Eastern Oregon Businesses! So get ready!! The last round closed in 20mins)

 This round of funds are for businesses that did not qualify for Rounds 1-4. These grants will be a direct grant from Business Oregon through a portal on a first come, first serve basis. 

 Click here to apply online.

Eligibility:

  • 0-100 employees
  • Must have received $100K to $1M in PPP or EIDL funds
  • Grants will be $5k to $200K ($2K/ .FTE)

 

USDA Relief for Farmers affected by COVID-19 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. 

Click here to apply online. 

 

Supplies for Small Businesses & Child Care Providers still OPEN! 

The Governor’s office in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 Million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of supplies including masks and gloves for small business. The State of Oregon is fulfilling orders at no charge until resources are depleted. 

Click here to request supplies.

 

Eastern Oregon Workforce Board (EOWB) Funds Available

The EOWB is inviting businesses and organizations that serve Eastern Oregon to apply for these funds. 

Click here to apply. 

 A business/organization may qualify for funds if its project/program:

  • Supports business growth or job creation and/or advancement opportunities 
  • Supports advancement of the Healthcare, Manufacturing or Transportation industries 
  • Expands a qualifying project into a new area based on a proven successful model 
  • Pilots a qualifying project with a high likelihood of success based on business need 
  • Serves as a model for other eastern Oregon communities




UPDATE 11/24/2020: Still open till Dec. 4th 5pm, Possibly till Dec. 10th


Through GEODC:


Business Oregon has Released New Grant Funds for Businesses Impacted by COVID. If you have already received Business Oregon Funds click-  SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION. If you have NOT received Business Oregon Funds click- FULL APPLICATION. If you have all ready received PPP and/or EIDL you are now eligible to apply!



Then send the completed form to Stephanie@Oregonrain.org or TStinnett@GrantCountyOregon.net 


If you have any questions or need assistance in filling out the application, please call (541)575-1555. Please leave a  message if no one is available. 


WE are here to assist you any way that we can. 


These funds are made available through our partnership with Business Oregon, Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC) and Community Lending Works.





Update 9/25/2020: Closed


The Grant County Small Business Stabilization Program (GCSBSP), was created to assist small businesses trying to survive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 22nd, the Grant County Court approved $70,000.00 as match funds to leverage an additional $70,000.00 from Business Oregon. Oregon Community Foundation, awarded Grant County an additional $20,000, and with the assistance from Community Lending Works, this grant program is deploying funds to help small businesses survive through the pandemic.


The first phase of the GCSBSP, has restrictions limiting the applicants to only those who have not received any CARES Act funding, including EIDL. The second phase of this program does not have the CARES restrictions, and is still accepting applications up to September 25th, 2020. 


Any business who is experiencing a loss due to COVID- 19, should apply by visiting Community Lending Works, before September, 25th 2020. 


Stay informed with the latest updates and Resources 


Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides helpful small business guidance and loan resources. The SBA is also currently taking applications for Economic Injury and Disaster Loans (EIDL). EIDL provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. 


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Oregon OSHA provides interim guidance and resources on what employers need to know in regards to health and safety during COVID-19. OSHA is also providing confidential consultations for employers to enhance their workplace safety and health programs. 


Centers for disease control (cdc)

The CDC offers many different workplace guidance's for employers, ranging from general prevention in the workplace to specific industry resources.


United States Department of AGRICULTURE (USDA)

The USDA  Rural Development Response to COVID-19  is providing up to date guidance on Federal programs that can assist rural communities with immediate or long-term assistance.


Business Oregon

The state of Oregon created an information page to assist  small businesses navigating through the changing resources and guidelines in Oregon.  Small Business Navigator Hotline  833-604-0880


Oregon Health AUTHORITY (OHA)

OHA has useful guides specifically tailored for food service facilities.