CEDR Small Business Relief Grants

CEDR recently conducted a Small Business Relief Grant application process for Clatsop County small businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  There were a total of 299 applications received; 153 applicants were selected by a random selection process to receive grants between $2,000 to $16,000.  A total of $938,000 in grants were awarded.

Background Information

This small business relief grant program was created following Governor Brown’s commitment of $55 million in statewide financial assistance to support Oregon businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.  Those funds were allocated to counties to distribute to businesses that have been financially impacted by the pandemic, with a priority for the hospitality industry, businesses impacted by the freeze, small businesses, and women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Tribal-owned businesses.   

This program marks the fourth round of State of Oregon small business relief grant funds administered by CEDR since this summer.  In the prior rounds, CEDR awarded 287 grants, fulfilling all eligible grant applications and providing more than $1.4 million in total funds to Clatsop County businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Advising Support Available from Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Clatsop Community College provides no-cost, confidential advising to local business owners in both English and Spanish. Please visit the Clatsop SBDC website to learn more and request an advising appointment.

Future Small Business Grant Opportunities

To be notified of future small business relief grant opportunities, please send an e-mail to cedr@clatsopcc.edu

Clatsop Economic Development Resources

CEDR is the regional Economic Development Organization for Clatsop County, and is the “one stop” business resource in the region for business recruitment, retention and expansion. 

CEDR collaborates with local, state, and federal partners, including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Seaside, Warrenton, Clatsop County, and is aligned with Clatsop Community College. CEDR also works closely with Business Oregon, the economic development agency of the state of Oregon, and Col-Pac EDD (Economic Development District), federally designated. 

CEDR is a paid membership organization, with many private sector members and a Board of Directors from both the Public and Private Sector. CEDR Executive Director is also the Clatsop County Enterprise Zone Manager.

CEDR’s Mission: 

Deliver business-driven economic development services to Create, Grow & Retain Clatsop County Businesses. 

CEDR’s Vision: 

Prosperous communities and quality jobs for Clatsop County residents. 

CEDR Contact Information: (503) 338-2402. Email: cedr@clatsopcc.edu.

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