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Applications start Dec. 11 for the $1.4 million in grants of up to $10,000 each

Yamhill County will soon initiate the newest round of grants to local businesses and organizations suffering economically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grant Program become available on Dec. 11 and will continue through Dec. 20 by visiting https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/covid-19grant.

The grants are part of a $55 million fund the county received from the state for business relief. Yamhill County will be distributing $1.4 million directly in grants up to $10,000 each.

To be eligible for the grants, businesses and organizations must be located within the confines of the county, have 100 or fewer full-time employees as of Nov. 31 and have been adversely affected by either Gov. Kate Brown's executive orders 20-12 or 20-65 or must demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25 or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 1 and Nov. 3, as compared to the same period in 2019.

"Grant recipients will be chosen through a lottery system," a release from the county said. "Priority will be given to tourism, hospitality and event sectors or those businesses forced to close due to the governor's ordered freezes."


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