As of November 19 at 3 p.m., Business Oregon
will have another application for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide grants up to $200,000 for eligible businesses (including 501(c)(3)s) with up to 100 employees that have received $1 million or less in CARES funding). The program will be facilitated by Business Oregon, not the City of Ashland. For questions or to apply go to the Business Oregon website
***The deadline for the City's grant has passed.***
Given the economic repercussions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closures, the City of Ashland through a fund matching award with the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) will facilitate the COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program with $140,000 in funding available.
While not a requirement, the City of Ashland is encouraging members of historically disadvantaged population groups and sole proprietors to apply for this program. Eligible for- and non-profit businesses must meet the following requirements:
- Have been prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12; or had sales or revenue decrease by 50 percent or more in the months of March or April 2020 in comparison to sales or revenue from January or February 2020 (for-profits only) or in comparison to the same period in 2019 (non-profits only);
- Have been unable to receive federal CARES Act funding, including the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program, or other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding to date;
- Have 25 or fewer employees; and
- Be located within the City limits of Ashland.
Those who wish to apply will have until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Please see instructions within the application above to make sure it is complete prior to submitting. Due to the restrictions related to COVID-19, no paper applications will be excepted. All applications must be emailed in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact the grants coordinator, Natalie Thomason ahead of the deadline as there will be no exceptions to the deadline.