COVID-19 Business Information

Resources for Small Businesses in Grant COunty 


UPDATE 10/13/2020: 


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. 







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.