State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program
The City of Ashland has been awarded matching funds from the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) to facilitate a COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program with $140,000 available for small businesses and non-profits.
The grant application does have eligibility requirements set by the State of Oregon, which can be found online at ashland.or.us/covid19grant along with the application. The deadline for the applications is at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
Contact for the grant: Natalie Thomason (541) 552-2012 email@example.com
Ashland Chamber of Commerce
The Ashland Chamber will be assisting Ashland businesses (whether they are members or not) with business assistance and recovery information.
How to Support Local Businesses
View resources concerning the Coronavirus and call their established hotline to help get the best resource for your business.
Diaster Loan Assistance
As of March 19, Jackson and Josephine Counties have been named as eligible disaster areas for the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Assistance. Click the link above to apply and contact the Ashland Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Submit Official Testimony to Governor's Councils
Use the link above to submit testimony about the impacts individual businesses have faced to the Governor's Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council and the Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response. Please also submit a copy of your testimony to email@example.com, so the Ashland Chamber can keep a record for potential future opportunities.
State Funds Available for Rent Relief
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) now has a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for those who have experienced a loss of income and are at risk of becoming homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Jackson County, OHCS will be allocating money to ACCESS, Inc., who will be dispersing the money based on State requirements. Tenant income loss documentation and other materials are required to qualify for this program.
Contact Access at (541) 779-6691 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online, phone,and mailed self-responses are now accepted through October 31. Non-response follow up in person interviews will take place from August 11 to October 31.
If you haven't already, go to 2020census.gov to take the census online today.
Jackson County Library Services
View current library closures and cancelations of events.
View closures and allowed appointments for select branches.
View updates on service and facilities open for drop off.
Rogue Valley Transportation District
Check for updates on the bus routes.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
View OSF's updates on cancelations and plans moving forward.
View grocery delivery options for Ashland, learn how to stay active and connected, and much more.