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Emergency Small Business & Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program – Oregon


Business Oregon has announced CDBG Cares Act fund for the Small Business and Microenterprise Program to help businesses remain solvent through the COVID-19 crisis.

Donor Name: Business Oregon

State: Oregon

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Type of Entity: Small Business/Micro-Enterprise

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/31/2022

Size of the Grant: $10,000

Grant Duration: 12 months


Program Objectives

To assist Small Business/Micro-Enterprise to:

  • Avoid job loss, enable retention/creation of jobs held by low- and moderate-income persons caused by small business closures related to social distancing by providing:
    • Short-term working capital assistance to small businesses
    • Technical assistance to assist in business redesign, new online marketing platform, and all assistance necessary to remain in operation through the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Provide technical assistance, grants, and other financial assistance to establish, stabilize, and expand micro-enterprises that are impacted by COVID-19.
  • Carry out job training for LMI workers in the communities affected by coronavirus-related job loss since January 2020 to revitalize affected labor force and business sector.

Performance Measure of Assistance

  • One (1) low- to moderate-income job created/retained for every $2,500 awarded to the applicant, or
  • One (1) micro-enterprise for every $10,000 awarded to the applicant.

Project Completion Period

All activities must be completed and the Project Completion Report submitted within 12 months from contract execution.

Eligible Applicants

  • Oregon cities, counties and tribes.
  • The non-entitlement city/county grant recipient must sub-grant the funds to one of the following non-profit organizations:
    • For Small Business Assistance: a statewide or local economic development non-profit organization certified and experienced in providing/administering small business financing programs (including but not limited to EDA, SBA, USDA, CDFI).
    • For micro-enterprises businesses: secure services of a micro-enterprise support organization experienced in providing/administering small business/micro-enterprise financing programs.

For more information, visit Business Oregon.

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