Grants to Be Made Available for Small Businesses Affected by COVID


The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center announced that grants are available for small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of $3 million has been allocated to the CDBG-CV Statewide Emergency Small Business & Microenterprise Grant Program. This program has been funded with federal grant funds from the Oregon Community Development Block Grant program CARES Act funding for communities affected by COVID-19.

Grant amounts range from $2,500 to $30,000. If qualifying as an LMI microenterprise (5 or fewer employees, including owner), the maximum grant amount is $10,000.

If qualifying as a small business (more than 5 employees), the maximum grant amount is $30,000 ($2,500 per LMI job retained, up to $30,000). Microenterprises may apply using small business criteria.

The program will be launched on Jan. 23 and will close on Jan. 27.

Click here for eligibility, timeline, required documents, and more.