COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program Taking Applications

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The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center announced that the Oregon COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program is open for a final round of funding.

The funding is administered by the Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation.

There are several changes for businesses to note. You may apply for funds if you have received less than $100,000 in PPP and EIDL awards and/or received funds from a previous round of the State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 6.

Funding is available for businesses that meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • The business is headquartered in Oregon and has its principal operations in Oregon.
  • The business is registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon – if required by law.
  • The business has 25 or fewer employees.
  • The business was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways: The business was prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12. The business can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2020 as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

If your business has previously received funding through the State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program please click here to fill out a supplemental application.

Businesses that have not previously received funding through the State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program should complete this application by clicking here.

For more information and additional eligibility requirements, contact Susan Christensen by calling Susan Christensen at (541) 612-7142 or emailing susan.christensen@geodc.net.

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center offers free, confidential business advising. Call 541-289-3000 or email uecbrc@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

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