COVID-19 Business Information

AVAILABLE/UPCOMING PROGRAMS 


UPDATED: 7/29/2021

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Through New Direct Portal starting August 4, 2021. Find more details here.

 

GRANT COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM CLOSED (Lottery winners will be contacted as soon as verification process completed)

To apply visit: https://communitylendingworks.org/emergency-grants-grant-county/

Application window June 21st, 2021 to June 28th, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

General Eligibility:

Businesses must have begun operations by December 31, 2019.

Businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Have 25 or fewer FTE (full-time equivalent) employees as of December 31, 2019.

501(c)(3) Nonprofits are eligible

Businesses that are current on federal, state, and local taxes that were due prior to application.

Additional Disqualifications:

Passive real estate holding companies and entities holding passive investments.

501(c)(6) - Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) status.

Businesses that experience a decline in revenues for reasons other than those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. seasonal or cyclical businesses cycles).

Businesses that are delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due on or before the date of application.

Businesses that do not comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Businesses that have closed and do not intend to reopen.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN: CORONAVIRUS STATE AND LOCAL RECOVERY FUNDS

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Fact Sheet


UPDATED GUIDANCE ON MASKS AND FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

FAQ Interim Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3737.pdf 

FAQ on Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance:

https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2390e.pdf 

FCC EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT www.getemergencybroadband.org

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. 


SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

SBA is currently taking applications for Economic Injury and Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). EIDL provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (sba.gov)

SBA is currently offering the following funding options:


SBA is contacting eligible businesses regarding: Targeted EIDL Advance (limited eligibility)


GREATER EASTERN OREGON DEVELOPMENT CENTER (GEODC)

The SBA will be releasing grant funds under the name Shuttered Venue Operators/ Save Our Stages on April 24th, 2021. The grant funds will be available on a first come first serve basis. The Checklist and Necessity Questionnaire provides guidance to prepare for the release of the grant application. COVID-19 Resources - Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (geodc.net)


BUSINESS OREGON

Operational Cost Assistance Grant: Applications Open May 26-June 6, 2021


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers who experienced losses due to COVID-19 can apply for assistance through the USDA's Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers program (PATHH). Farm Service Agency will take applications from July 22 - Oct. 15, 2021 Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program | Farmers.gov 

Assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is available for certain agricultural producers whose operations were directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting a second round of new or modified applications beginning April 5, 2021. A deadline for signup will be announced at a later date. Learn more at farmers.gov/cfap.

USDA is temporarily suspending debt collections, foreclosures and other activities on farm loans. 

Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers | Farmers.gov: Resources for Farmers and Producers




STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST UPDATES AND RESOURCES 

 

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


SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides helpful small business guidance and loan resources


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.

 

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY (OHA)

OHA has useful guides specifically tailored for food service facilities.