December 2020 Small Business Grants

Lea la siguiente información en español.

There is $3.6 million in grants available to Lane County businesses with 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. Businesses must submit an application between December 3 and December 13. Recipients will be selected via lottery after December 13.

Available Grant Amounts

  • Sole proprietor: $7,500
  • 1-5 FTE: $15,000
  • 6-15 FTE: $20,000
  • 16-25 FTE: $25,000

General Eligibility Requirements

  • The business was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways:
    • The business was prohibited from operating as directed by Executive Orders 20-12 or 20-65; or
    • The business can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020, as compared against the same period of time in 2019.
  • Located within Lane County, headquartered in Oregon and has its principal operations in Oregon.
  • Established prior to 2020.
  • If required to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the business is so registered and holds any other required licenses
  • Businesses that have received federal dollars, through the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, are able to apply for and receive these grant funds
  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofits are eligible
  • 501(c)(6) entities are NOT eligible
  • 25 Full-Time Equivalent Employees (FTE) or fewer as of December 31, 2019




Lottery Information

Round 1 (for 75 percent of the funding) will include businesses that meet the general eligibility requirements AND any of the following:

  • are in the tourism, hospitality, and event sectors including (defined as restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, lodging, caterers, and event rental companies)
  • had to close due to either of the Governor’s ordered Freezes (gyms/fitness, indoor recreation, museums, indoor/outdoor entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools, sports courts, event venues, zoos, gardens, aquariums)
  • identify as minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned with control of 51 percent or more are rural businesses
Round 2 (for 25 percent of the funding) will include all other eligible applicants, including those not selected in Round 1.

Community LendingWorks expects to make payments to grant recipients starting in the last week of December through mid-January.

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