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 until all funding is no longer available.

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 and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of50% or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in the month of March 2020 up to the date of this application as compared against sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020, or as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

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 experience a decline in revenues for reasons other than those caused by the COVID-19 epidemic (e.g. seasonal or cyclical business cycles)

• 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.

• Business that have received more federal CARES funding (e.g. PPP or EIDL) than available to them as set forth by the program in this application.

• 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: 1) based on the number of employees before the COVID-19 crisis, less the amount of any federal assistance received by the applicant; or 2) based on the number of employees before the COVID-19 crisis and the documented amount of fixed operating expenses for the 60 day period of January 1 through February 29, 2020, less the amount of any federal assistance received by the applicant.

• 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.

Calculations to determine the number of employees will be determined based on employee headcount as reported to the Oregon Employment Department on Form 132, for Q4 2019 or Q1 2020.

Business information, ownership information and demographic information will be reported to the State for all applications submitted, reviewed, approved and/or denied.  Information reported includes, but is not limited to:

• Name of company

• Employer Identification Number (EIN)

• Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN)

• Amount of PPP, EIDL or other CARES Act funding awarded to the applicant

• Address of company

• Industry/NAICS

• Amount of State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant award

• Legal business structure

• Number of employees as of February 29, 2020

• Number of employees expected to be retained as a result of this award

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Please contact Dean Craig,  | 503-428-6974 or Suzie Gibson,  | 541-913-2889 with questions.

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Hay ayuda financiera 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 hasta que todos los fondos ya no estén disponibles.

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

Esta solicitud es para empresas que cumplen con todos los requisitos que aparecen a continuación:

• La Empresa mantiene sus oficina matriz 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 ha hacido afectada de manera adversa de alguna de las siguientes dos maneras:

  1. Empresas comerciales o empresas no lucrativas —limitado a corporaciones 501(c)(3)— a las que se les prohibió operar como se ordena en el Orden Executiva 20–12.
  2. Empresas con y sin fines de lucro (limitadas a corporaciones 501 (c) (3)) que pueden demostrar una disminución de un mes en las ventas del 50% o más, incurridas por la pandemia de COVID-19, comenzando en el mes de marzo 2020 hasta la fecha de esta aplicación en comparación con las ventas en el los meses de Enero o Febrero del 2020, o en comparación con el mismo período de tiempo en 2019.

Las Empresas que no son elegibles para participar en este 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 que experimentan una disminución en los ingresos por razones distintas a las causadas por la epidemia de COVID-19 (por ejemplo, ciclos económicos estacionales o cíclicos)

• 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 ayuda financiera a través de este programa de Subvención de Emergencia para Empresas por COVID-19 del Estado de Oregon.

• Empresas que han recibido más fondos federales de CARES (por ejemplo, PPP o EIDL) de los disponibles según lo establecido por el programa en esta solicitud.

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

Las asistencias a las empresas elegibles se otorgarán de la siguiente manera. El monto de la ayuda financiera será el mayor de dos cifras: 1) basado en el número de empleados antes de la crisis de COVID-19, menos el monto de cualquier asistencia federal recibida por el solicitante; o 2) basado en la cantidad de empleados antes de la crisis de COVID-19 y la cantidad documentada de gastos operativos fijos para el período de 60 días del 1 de Enero al 29 de Febrero del 2020, menos la cantidad de cualquier asistencia federal recibida por el solicitante.

• 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 cálculos para determinar la cantidad de empleados se determinarán de acuerdo con el número de empleados reportados al Departamento de Empleo de Oregon en el Formulario 132, para el cuarto trimestre de 2019 o el primer trimestre de 2020.

Todas las solicitudes aprobadas o no serán reportadas al Estado. Esto incluye la información de la empresa, la información de propiedad y la información demográfica.  Adicionalmente, la información reportada incluirá, pero no se limitada a:

• Nombre de la empresa

• Número de identificación del empleador (EIN)

• Número de identificación comercial de Oregon (BIN)

• Cantidad de fondos de PPP, EIDL u otros fondos de la Ley CARES otorgados al solicitante

• Dirección de la empresa

• Industria / NAICS

• Monto de la ayuda financiera otorgada de emergencia por el COVID-19 del Estado de Oregon

• Estructura comercial legal

• Número de empleados al 29 de febrero de 2020

• Número de empleados que se espera retener como resultado de esta asistencia

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Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor comuniquese con Veronica Rosas,  | 503-400-5504.

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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.

For real-time resources for Businesses including information on business planning, counseling and financial assistance click here.

We have compiled several resources below that are available for employers and community partners.

Emergency Loans

Emergency loans are available for small businesses. SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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For the most recent information on unemployment insurance eligibility and other program resources and requirements, visit this website:

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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.

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Layoff Services

If layoffs are inevitable, we can help by providing services to affected workers. Another resource for small businesses and employers planning and responding to the impacts of COVID-19 is the National Business Emergency Operations Center.

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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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