• COVID-19 Grants

    Grant opportunities available in Morrow County for businesses adversely affected by COVID-19

  • State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant - City of Boardman (Round 3) State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant - City of Boardman (Round 3)

    The Oregon Legislature, in partnership with the Governor, allocated $22.5 Million of federal CARES Act funds for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    To fill gaps not reached by other programs, these federal funds are directed to adversely affected businesses with 25 or fewer employees. COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant awards to eligible businesses that have received federal funding will be reduced by the amounts of federal funding received from those programs. Businesses may use the proceeds for any business-related operating expenses.

    This application is for a business that meets all of the following eligibility requirements:

    • The business is headquartered in Oregon and has its principal operations in Oregon.
    • If required by Oregon law to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the Business is so registered.
    • The business has 25 or fewer employees.
    • The business was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways:
      • For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
      • For-profit and non profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 50% or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning in the month of March 2020, up to the date of this application as compared against sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020, or as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

    The following businesses are ineligible to apply for or receive funding under the Program:

    • Passive real estate holding companies and other entities holding passive investments.
    • 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 epidemic (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 already received grant funds through this State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program or from the Statewide Business and Cultural Support Program.
    • Businesses that have received more federal CARES funding (e.g. PPP or EIDL) than available to eligible businesses set forth by this program in this application.
    • Businesses that do not otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth above.

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    Applications can be submitted in person at the Boardman Chamber of Commerce or emailed to info@boardmanchamber.org.

    State of Oregon COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant - GEODC (Round 4) State of Oregon COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant - GEODC (Round 4)

    The State of Oregon COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program is open for a FINAL ROUND of funding administered by GEODC.

    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
    • Businesses that have previously received funding through the State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program are eligible to receive additional funding and should complete and submit the State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Supplemental Grant Application.

    This application is for a business that meets all of the following eligibility requirements:

    • The business is headquartered in Oregon and has its principal operations in Oregon.
    • If required by Oregon law to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the Business is so registered.
    • The business has 25 or fewer employees.
    • The business was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways:
    1. For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
    2. For-profit or non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

    The following businesses are ineligible to apply for or receive funding under the Program:

    • Passive real estate holding companies and other entities holding passive investments.
    • 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, stat and local laws and regulations.
    • Businesses that have already received grant funds through the Statewide Business and Cultural Support Program. The Emergency Board of the Oregon Legislature established this program in July 2020, to support cultural venues and organizations. Eligible recipients for this program include, but are not limited to, cultural institutions, children's museums, county fairgrounds, cultural entities within federally recognized Indian Tribes based in Oregon, and festivals and community event organizations.
    • Businesses that have received more than $100,000 of federal CARES funding (e.g. PPP, EIDL, and/or EIDL Advance) as set forth by this program in this application.
    • Businesses that do not otherwise meet the eligibility requirements as set forth above.

    Application Deadline is November 16, 2020.

    For more information, or to submit an application, contact Susan Christensen: (541) 612-7142 susan.christensen@geodc.net PO Box 1041 Pendleton, OR 97801

    Application Supplemental Application

    **If you are applying for both Round 3 and Round 4 funding, your Round 3 application must be submitted before you can apply for Round 4**

    Morrow County COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Morrow County COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant

    Morrow County allocated $450,000 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions and/or expenses incurred as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    To fill gaps and augment other programs, these funds are directed to adversely affected businesses with 25 or fewer employees. Businesses may use the funds for any business-related operating expenses.

    This application is for a business that meets all of the following eligibility requirements:

    • The business is headquartered in Morrow County and has its principal operations there.
    • If required by Oregon law to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the Business is so registered.
    • The business has 25 or fewer employees.
    • The business was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways:
    1. For-profit businesses and non-profit 501(c)(3) that were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
    2. For-profit businesses and 501(c)(3) that can demonstrate a decline in sales, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in the month of March 2020 up to the date of this application, as compared against the same time period in 2019.

    The following businesses are ineligible to apply for or receive funding under the Program:

    • Non-profits other than 501(c)(3)
    • Businesses that do not otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth above.

    Business information, ownership information for all applications submitted, reviewed, approved and/or denied will include, but not be limited to:

    • Name of company
    • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    • Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN)
    • Address of company
    • Legal business structure
    • Future vision

    Applications will be reviewed by a panel that may include County, Chamber, City and/or Economic Development group representatives.

    The amount awarded will be on a case-by-case basis, as scored by the selection committee and further agreed to, or adjusted by the County Board of Commissioners.

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    You must submit your completed application by the close of business (5 PM) on November 13th, 2020, by mail, hand-delivered, or by email. It can be mailed to the Department of Community Development, PO BOX 788, Heppner, OR 97836; hand-delivered at the Department of Community Development, located in the lower level of the Bartholomew Building at 110 North Court Street, Heppner, OR 97836; or emailed to gzody@co.morrow.or.us.

    If you have any questions, please call Gregg Zody at 541-676-5605.

    Tillamook Creamery Grant Tillamook Creamery Grant

    Together, Morrow County Board of Commissioners and Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) announced today the availability of $300,000 in grants to local businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofits that were severely impacted as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is an equal match of $150,000 from the TCCA's Hometown Resilience Fund and federal CARES Act funding provided by Business Oregon.

    The grant is limited only to Morrow County businesses and to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and must meet the following criteria:

    • The business must have 25 or fewer employees.
    • The business must be headquartered in Oregon and have its principal operations in Oregon.
    • If required by Oregon law to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the business must be registered.
    • The business was affected in either one of the following ways:
    1. Prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12
    2. Can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 50% or more, beginning in the month of March 2020.

    Funding amounts range from $2,500 to $25,000 depending on the number of employees and amount of 60-day fixed expenses, and the funds can be used for any business-related operating expenses.

    Certain businesses and 501(c)(3) organizations may be ineligible to apply for the grant. Among them are those that have already received grant funds through the State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program or from the Statewide Business and Cultural Support Program. Please review grant application for all restrictions and non-eligible conditions.

    **Application coming soon**