Oregon Business Resources

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Oregon Business, the state's small business department, has resources for small businesses providing financial assistance in the event of local, regional, or statewide economic impacts due to identified disasters.

For more information about their programs, visit Oregon Business coronavirus web page.

AGRICULTURE: In order to assist food producers meet the OSHA temporary rules for housing, field sanitation, transportation and mitigation measures the Oregon Dept of Agriculture has $30 million in assistance to Oregon’s agricultural producers and farmworkers.  $10 million is available for producers to be reimbursed for hotel/motels for farmworkers and for alternative on-site housing assistance based on the needs of the producer’s specific operation. Producers will be responsible for securing hotels/motels or alternative on-site housing. Producers can begin applying for funds starting June 10, 2020. Producers can request reimbursement of costs associated with housing incurred on or after May 11, 2020.  Please visit Food Security & Farmworker Safety to learn more or apply for these funds.

CHILDCARE:  The Early Learning Division (ELD) is inviting applications from eligible child care providers to receive grant funding for the COVID-19 crisis. This is a non-competitive grant opportunity, and every applicant who applies will receive a grant. The Emergency Child Care (ECC) grant programs uses resources allocated to Oregon through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, intended to support COVID-19 response and other Child Care and Development Block Grant funds. This is the second phase of the Emergency Child Care grant program.  Please visit Early Learning Division COVID-19 Grants