As the local and national response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic becomes more clear, NAI Elliott is collecting the most up to date resources available to businesses. This page will be updated frequently to reflect government and partner organization’s applicable programs. UPDATED: May 26, 2021
The Oregon Cares Fund provides cash grants to Black individuals, Black-owned businesses, and Black-led nonprofit organizations who have experienced financial adversity due to COVID-19. The Oregon Cares Fund is designed and led by Black leaders for the Black community. All grants must be awarded before December 30, 2020 so finish your application today!
At the request of Multnomah County, the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute is setting up an East Multnomah County Small Business Relief Fund to distribute approximately $1,000,000 of CARES Act grants to the most-impacted small businesses in East Multnomah County.
Many Portland businesses have experienced an unprecedented level of stress and anxiety as a result of recent economic shocks. The Local Small Business Repair Grants will use existing tax increment funding (TIF) resources and funding allocated by City Council to provide near-term support for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Grants will be available throughout the city where businesses have immediate repair needs.
The Operational Cost Assistance Grant is designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees in industries that were particularly affected by the pandemic, including those that offer the consumption of food and or drink on-premise, provide specified indoor physical exercise, recreational or family entertainment; OR provide specified personal services.
The Governor’s office in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 Million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of supplies including masks and gloves for small business. The State of Oregon is fulfilling orders at no charge until resources are depleted.
The Emergency Board of the Oregon legislature approved an additional $20 million for Business Oregon's Emergency Business Assistance Grand Fund. Applications open November 19, 2020 and will be considered on a first come, first serve basis until applications totaling $25 million in request grands are available.