Business grants are available for businesses in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties.

Below are the criteria for eligibility. Applications will be available on this website between
12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 21 until 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 23.

A business must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

•  The Business is headquartered in Oregon and has its principal operations in Oregon.

•  If required by Oregon law to be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon, the Business is so registered.

•  The Business has 25 or fewer employees.

•  The Business was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways:

  1. For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
  2. For-profit businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales greater than 50% in the month of March 2020 or April 2020 as compared against sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020. Those non-profit businesses (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) that can demonstrate a decline in revenue greater than50% across the months of March 2020 and April 2020 as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

•  The Business that has been unable to access federal CARES Act funds including:

  1. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP);
  2. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program (EIDL); or
  3. Other federal programs to date for emergency pandemic funding.

The following Businesses are ineligible to apply for or receive funding under the Program:

•  Passive real estate holding companies and other entities holding passive investments.

•  Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) status.

•  Businesses that are delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due before April 1,2020.

•  Businesses that do not comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

•  Businesses that have already received grant funds through this State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program.

•  Businesses that do not otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth above.

Awards to eligible businesses will be made as a grant. The amount of the grant will be the greater of two figures: first based on the number of employees before the COVID-19 crisis (as of February 29, 2020); or the second based on the documented amount of fixed operating expenses for the 60 day period of January 1 through February 29, 2020:

•  1-5 employees: $2,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.

•  6-10 employees: $5,000, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $10,000.

•  11-15 employees: $7,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $15,000.

•  16-20 employees: $10,000, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $20,000.

•  20-25 employees: $12,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $25,000.

Only employees reported to the Oregon Employment Department on Form 132, for Q4 2019 or Q1 2020, will be considered eligible when calculating the number of employees.


Hay subvenciones para empresas en los condados de Marion, Polk y Yamhill. A continuación, se presentan los criterios de elegibilidad.  Las solicitudes estarán disponibles en este sitio web entre las 12:00 PM del martes 21 de julio hasta las 12:00 PM del jueves 23 de julio.

Una empresa debe cumplir con todos los siguientes requisitos de elegibilidad.

•  La Empresa mantiene sus oficinas generales en Oregon y opera principalmente en Oregon.

•  La Empresa está registrada en la Secretaría del Estado de Oregon para operar si éste es un requisito legal en Oregon.

•  La Empresa tiene 25 empleados o menos.

•  La Empresa se ha afectado de manera adversa de alguna de las siguientes dos maneras: o Empresas comerciales o empresas no lucrativas —limitado a corporaciones 501(c)(3)— a las que se les prohibió operar como se ordena en el Decreto 20–12.

  1. Empresas comerciales que puedan demostrar un mes de reducción en sus ventas mayor al 50% en los meses de marzo o abril, en comparación con las ventas de los meses de enero o febrero de 2020. Aquellas empresas no lucrativas —limitado a corporaciones 501(c)(3)— que puedan demostrar una reducción en su ingreso mayor al 50% durante el periodo de marzo y abril de 2020, en comparación con el mismo periodo de tiempo en 2019.

•  Empresas que no han podido tener acceso a los fondos de la Ley CARES federal, incluyendo:

  1. Programa de Protección a la Nómina (PPP);
  2. Programa de Anticipo de Préstamo por Emergencia Económica Catastrófica (EIDL, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Administración para Pequeñas Empresas (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés); u
  3. Otros programas federales de financiamiento de emergencia por la pandemia hasta la fecha.

Las Empresas que no reúnen los requisitos para solicitar o recibir financiamiento bajo el Programa son las siguientes:

•  Compañías con una cartera pasiva de bienes raíces y otras entidades con carteras pasivas de inversiones.

•  Entidades no lucrativas que no tienen estatus federal 501(c)(3).

•  Empresas morosas en sus impuestos federales, estatales o locales vencidos el 1 de abril de 2020.

•  Empresas que no cumplen con todas las normas y leyes federales, estatales o locales.

•  Empresas que ya han recibido fondos de subvención a través de este programa de Subvención de Emergencia para Empresas por COVID-19 del Estado de Oregon.

•  Empresas que de alguna otra manera no hayan reunido los requisitos presentados arriba.

Los otorgamientos a las empresas que reúnan los requisitos se harán a manera de subvención. La cantidad de la subvención será lo que sea mayor de los montos a continuación: el primero con base en el número de empleados antes de la crisis del COVID-19 (desde el 29 de febrero de 2020); o el segundo con base en el monto documentado de gastos fijos de operación por el periodo de 60 días entre el 1 de enero y el 29 de febrero de 2020:

•  1-5 empleados: $2,500, ó 60 días, hasta un máximo de $5,000.

•  6-10 empleados: $5,000,ó 60 días, hasta un máximo de $10,000.

•  11-15 empleados: $7,500, ó 60 días, hasta un máximo de $15,000.

•  16-20 empleados: $10,000, ó 60 días, hasta un máximo de $20,000.

•  20-25 empleados: $12,500, ó 60 días, hasta un máximo de $25,000.

Los únicos empleados que se considerará que reúnen los requisitos al calcular el número de empleados serán los que estén reportados al Departamento de Empleo de Oregon en el formulario 132, para el cuarto trimestre (Q4) de 2019 o el primer trimestre (Q1) de 2020.

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COVID-19 in our Community

Thank you for your continued and committed service to our community as the COVID-19 coronavirus situation continues to evolve. We want to assure our staff, board and partners that we are closely monitoring this rapidly changing situation and have made some business decisions to support guidance issued by government officials and medical professionals in response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Pursuant to directives and guidance issued by Governor Brown, we are encouraging Willamette Workforce Partnership staff to telecommute. We will re-evaluate this as new guidance is issued. To be clear, we are not closed and staff are available and working. We are here to support and help the community during this disruptive time.

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Layoff Aversion Program

The layoff aversion program can help a business avoid layoffs – for more information, please contact us. Work Share can also be helpful in avoiding layoffs.


Layoff Services

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COVID-19 Resources

As we receive more information, we will share it with you. Feel free to distribute this material with your colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email any of the Willamette Workforce Partnership Staff; our contact information is available here.

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