Mount Angel business grants
With help from funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Mount Angel City Council established a small business grant opportunity for those affected adversely by COVID-19 related cuts and closures.
City Manager Kevin Cronin said the council passed a resolution in September to make the funding available, and the city currently has just under $40,000 available. Businesses affected by the pandemic can fill out an application form.
The form has been simplified to facilitate the process in a timely manner, but Cronin advises business owners to contact him in advance of filling out the form to further streamline the process.
"A quick phone call to me is the first step that can help them on their way," Cronin said. "Hopefully, we can streamline this and get some needed help out to our businesses that need it."
The relief is tied to another endeavor, the "Mount Angel Strong" roadmap.
The city's Facebook page noted: "'Mount Angel Strong' is our economic development road map to build a more resilient community in the face of COVID-19, global competition, and being a rural community.
"Also, as a key part of the road map, the council approved a small business relief grant that is available to our small business community impacted by COVID. Are you interested in learning more? Check out the City of Mount Angel website."
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