West Linn businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic are asked to apply by Sept. 30

PMG PHOTO - The city of West Linn is offering emergency business grants.  The city of West Linn is offering $10,000 in a second round of emergency business grants since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year. Business Oregon is matching the city's funds, so a total of $20,000 could go directly to West Linn businesses.

The grants are specifically intended for local businesses impacted by the pandemic.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

The city encourages sole proprietors and businesses owned by members of historically disadvantaged population groups to apply.

Only businesses with 25 employees or less and a current West Linn business license can apply. Businesses owned by West Linn city officials or their family members are not eligible.

Grant amounts are based on number of employees

The City Council will award grants based on reviews and recommendations from city staff. Input from citizens and the Citizen Budget Committee may also be considered.

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