New grant fund available for Northeast Oregon small businesses to help fill a cash gap for businesses that have suffered from business closures or revenue reductions related to COVID-19. Please share this information with businesses you think might benefit.
Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD), with funding from Business Oregon, is offering grants for small businesses who have experienced at least a 50% reduction in revenue in the months of March or April, and who were unable to access the SBA’s EIDL or PPP programs. These funds are also available for nonprofit organizations.
NEOEDD received funding to make grants to businesses in Baker, Union and Wallowa Counties. If we do not allocate all available funding after the first round of applications are due (July 8) we will re-open the application period.
The application is available in English and in Spanish (and other languages upon request); please read the qualifications carefully. If you are operating a sole proprietorship and do not have a registered assumed business name, please include a copy of your Schedule C tax return with your application. The initial deadline will be Wednesday, Jul. 8 at midnight.
PLEASE NOTE: The application that was provided by Business Oregon is a PDF, not an online form. It may not save your answers. We recommend testing it first. If it doesn’t save the form after you fill it out, try printing and then scanning and emailing the completed form. Or, print it out blank, write in answers, and scan and email. To submit an application, email as follows:
- Wallowa County applicants use WallowaGrants@neoedd.org
- Union County applicants use UnionGrants@neoedd.org
- Baker County applicants use BakerGrants@neoedd.org
You may also mail it to the NEOEDD office (101 NE First St., Suite 100; Enterprise 97828), but ensure it is received by the deadline. It is not a postmark deadline. If you have questions about completing the application, or need a printed copy of it, please contact NEOEDD staff at 541-426-3598.
This Program was funded in part with State of Oregon General Funds and Lottery Funds administered by the Oregon Business Development Department. We have also applied to access additional federal funding through Business Oregon. If we are successful in receiving those funds, the qualifications will be slightly less stringent in most respects. To be notified when funding is available please fill out this form. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB5kPporaNofahdBusONt7sH_5AaHvxv6tplNzQIbxgeD7jA/viewform).