Updates from COCC


Small Business Grant Opportunity

Business Oregon has partnered with CCD Business Development Corporation, a private nonprofit economic development organization to administer and process the $3 million dollars allocated to the CDBG-CV Statewide Emergency Small Business & Microenterprise Grant Program, intended to help businesses remain solvent and able to retain/create low- and moderate-income jobs.

Eligibility A microenterprise (five or fewer employees) or small business (five-1,500 employees) that:

  • Was in business prior to March 8, 2019
  • Can document COVID-19 impact (lost revenue, mandated closures, workforce issues, supply complications, etc.)
  • Was generally stable/strong prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Has an owner and/or employees who meet low- and moderate-income (LMI) criteria

Grant Limits Grant sizes will be between $2,500-$30,000 per business:

  • Microenterprise whose owner is LMI can qualify up to $10,000
  • Small businesses can qualify for $2,500 per LMI employee retained up to $30,000

This program will launch on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8am and will close on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 5pm. For more information or to apply visit oregon.gov, call 1-888-263-0971, or email oregonsbma@ccdbusiness.com

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