CEDR

State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application | Clatsop County

The Oregon Legislature, in partnership with Governor Kate Brown and Business Oregon, has allocated $230,000 in state funds for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses and non-profit organizations in Clatsop County that have been adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Business Oregon has allocated the funds to the Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac), which has contracted with Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) to administer the grants in Clatsop County. 

These funds are available to businesses with 25 or fewer employees that meet one of the following criteria:

  1. The business has not received federal emergency assistance under the federal CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL); and EIDL Advance; or other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding.

    OR:

  2. The business HAS received federal emergency assistance under the federal CARES Act, but will reduce any state grant award amount requested by any amount applicant has received from federal CARES Act funds or other federal funds, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL); and EIDL Advance; and other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding.

* Please note that if your business qualifies under criteria number two, prior to applying you will want to calculate the possible state grant amount by reducing the grant request amount by the amount of federal relief received.  It is likely that many businesses that have received federal relief will not qualify for a state grant award after making this calculation.

Apply Now

To complete the application using our online form, please click here.  If you prefer to complete a PDF application by computer or by hand, please download one of the PDF files below:

Once completed, PDF applications can be sent to cedr@clatsopcc.edu.

Additional Grant Information

It is intended that these state funds are equally accessible to all Oregonians.  Outreach is being conducted to encourage applications from business owners of historically disadvantaged population groups (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Women Owned Businesses).  Applications are available in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese.  Sole proprietor business owners are encouraged to apply as well. 

Using criteria provided by Business Oregon, grant amounts will range as follows:

  • 0-5 employees: $2,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $5,000
  • 6-10 employees: $5,000, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $10,000
  • 11-15 employees: $7,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $15,000
  • 16-20 employees: $10,000, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $20,000
  • 21-25 employees: $12,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $25,000

Should the total amount of funds requested by eligible applicants exceed the total amount of grant funds available, a random selection process will be administered to determine grant awardees.  Grant funds are expected to be distributed by October 10, 2020. 

For questions or additional information, please contact cedr@clatsopcc.edu.

Future Small Business Grant Opportunities

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

SMALL BUSINESS GRANT FUNDING AWARDED

CEDR has awarded State of Oregon Small Business Relief Grant funding to 37 Clatsop County businesses totaling $119,342. The dollars available were $120,000 for round one from Business Oregon. There were 42 initial applications, and 37 qualified.

Every corner of Clatsop County was represented with qualified awardees. Disadvantaged and under-served businesses are the focus of this grant program. Women-owned businesses totaled 25, or 68% of the total. Latinx-owned Businesses were a total of 9, or 24%. Businesses that were awarded any CARES Act Funding were not eligible to apply, and the business had to have 10 or fewer employees. Non-profits were also eligible to apply.

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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