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The Columbia County Economic Team, Columbia Pacific Economic Development District and Business Oregon just announced a fresh, new grant fund to directly benefit small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbia County Economic Team

$500,000 in direct small business grants are now available to qualifying businesses in Columbia County and the region, but business owners need to act quickly. Go to "Grants" at www.smallbizhub.columbiacountyoregon.com

The Columbia County Economic Team, Columbia Pacific Economic Development District and Business Oregon just announced a fresh, new grant fund to directly benefit small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All small businesses with 25 or fewer employees are encouraged to determine their eligibility and apply immediately, the rules have changed and more businesses are eligible.

Grant applications for amounts ranging from $2,500 - $50,000 are due Oct. 17. Information and applications available for download at www.smallbizhub.columbiacountyoregon.com

CARES (PPP or EIDL) recipients ARE ELIGIBLE!

Under the state program providing the matching funds, small businesses and some non-profits are eligible if they are:

In Columbia County

Also registered in Oregon

Current/compliant on taxes

Adversely impacted as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.

25 or fewer employees as of February 29, 2020.

25% or more reduction to sales as a result of the COVID -19 crisis.

A non-profit with federal status

Eligible applications will be reviewed for potential funding and notified if a grant award will be made. Grant checks are expected to be available by Nov. 15 Apply now at www.smallbizhub.columbiacountyoregon.com

This is a new round of funding, but it won't last long. Act now! A collaborative effort between CCET and Col-Pac, this provides critical, flexible money that business owners can put to immediate use in adapting their business, retaining employees, any number of things that will help them navigate, stay open and become more resilient.

Visit our website at www.smallbizhub.columbiacountyoregon.com

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