The grant cash will present reduction to companies with 50 or fewer staff that embrace eating places, gyms and recreation amenities.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. — Clackamas County has been awarded $4.1 million in grant cash for small companies which might be struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its affect on the economic system, county officers introduced Thursday.
Greater than $3 million of the funds might be used to offer grants to small companies that utilized for earlier grants and greater than $1 million is out there for a brand new spherical of grants.
Final month, the county supplied $1 million in grants for small companies and childcare suppliers.
To be eligible for the brand new spherical of grants, a small enterprise should have 50 or fewer staff. The cash is simply accessible to the next forms of companies:
- Food and drinks institutions
- Gyms and health facilities
- Indoor leisure actions and museums
- Venues that host or facilitate indoor/outside occasions (except they’re internet hosting an occasion that’s allowed to proceed beneath sector-specific steering, and are in compliance with that steering)
- Zoos, gardens, aquariums and different outside leisure actions as outlined in Oregon Well being Authority steering
- Indoor swimming pools, sports activities, sports activities amenities and athletic actions
The grants might be for a most of $3,000. They are going to be supplied in partnership with Micro Enterprise Companies of Oregon (MESO), a county press launch mentioned.
Purposes might be accessible on MESO’s website from Saturday, Dec. 19 to Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.
Bills which may be coated by the grant cash embrace payroll, lease or mortgage, utilities, perishable stock losses resulting from required closures, funds to suppliers, prices related to reopening, private protecting gear, cleansing provides or every other working bills not coated by earlier grant or help.
Companies that acquired a grant in an earlier part of this program could obtain one other grant so long as they’ll exhibit extra want.
Clackamas County emphasised that it encourages functions from minority-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned companies and childcare suppliers, in addition to sole proprietorships.
The county, MESO and a grant evaluation committee will work to make sure equitable distribution amongst all candidates, with county officers saying they’re “dedicated to making sure truthful, equitable and cautious distribution of grant awards to native companies,” a launch mentioned.
Companies with questions could contact Clackamas County Financial Growth Coordinator Jon Legarza at email@example.com or the Enterprise and Group Companies Division at 503-742-4BIZ or firstname.lastname@example.org.