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Ways and Means Members OK New Federal Grants for Oregon Vets

The Oregon Joint Ways and Means Committee retroactively approved the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs application for two federal State Home Construction Grants. These grants,...

BMCC Receives Funding to Reimburse Students Who Lost Jobs in Pandemic

Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) received funding from the Pacific Power to help student employees who lost employment during spring term of 2020 due...

Grant Money Available to Umatilla County Businesses Hurt by Pandemic

Tomorrow is the last day for area businesses to apply for CARES Act funding. Umatilla County received $1.18 million in CARES Act funding from the...

Oregon to Provide Free Masks, Gloves to Small Businesses to Fight...

Gov. Kate Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in...

Federal Grant Money Expected to Produce 250 Jobs in Hermiston

A grant of $1.46 million dollars for the community of Hermiston is expected to produce hundreds of new jobs for multiple projects in the...

Grant Money Available to County Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center is reminding businesses in Umatilla County that grants are available to those impacted by the coronavirus. Umatilla County...

USDA Making $1 Billion Available in Loan Guarantees to Ag Businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees nationwide to help rural businesses meet...

New Grant Money Available to Small Businesses in Eastern Oregon

The Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC) has been awarded $370,000 from Business Oregon to support small businesses in its seven-county region. The bulk of...

BMCC: More Budget Cuts to Come

Blue Mountain Community College announced to employees this week $1.76 million in reductions to its 2020-2021 budget, with more cuts on the way. The...

Updates on COVID-19 Stimulus Checks, Testing, Education Funding

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released an update on COVID-19 for April 15, 2020. Walden said that Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that nearly 80 million...

Unsure Whether You’re Getting a $1,200 Check? Click for Answers

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released information on the individual payments that most Americans will receive as soon as the middle of April...

Wyden Wants More Dependents Eligible for COVID-19 Relief Payments

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said he plans to introduce a legislative fix that would make dependents 17 and older count toward what a family gets in...

City, Chamber Calling Businesses About CARES Act Assistance

The city of Hermiston, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and Hermiston Downtown District are working together to directly contact all local businesses and encourage them...

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