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The Small Business Emergency Relief Program offers up to $2,500 to businesses who have been hurt by the fallout of the virus.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Small businesses in Sherwood can apply to receive up to $2,500 to help offset the affects COVID-19 has had on them.Following fallout to businesses as a result of the current Covid-19 emergency, Sherwood Mayor Keith Mays has announced a small businesses program that can help assist them through this period through the Small Business Emergency Relief Program.

The program has $100,000 in funding available to help small businesses offset some of the economic impacts due to Covid-19, the potentially serious illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

"This pandemic is causing unprecedented harm to local businesses and we don't know how long it will last," said Mays in a news release. "I think it is critical for the city to do what we can to rapidly deteriorating businesses conditions. We can get funds to local businesses in matter of a few days while they work to get additional help from state and federal government programs that are starting to take shape."

Qualified businesses are eligible to receive up to $2,500 per business. 

The application process will be entirely online and will begin to be accepted at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28.

For specific questions about the program, contact Bruce Coleman, Economic Development Manager at 503-625-4206 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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