County Offers Covid-19 Small Business Assistance Grants

To financially support businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Clackamas County has made almost $250,000 available in grants to businesses that are located in unincorporated areas and have 25 or fewer employees.

The county says the grant program is designed to provide relief to some of the businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus economic crisis. The county encourages applications from businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans.

The grants, provided in cooperation with Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), will total $245,000, with individual grants starting at $2,500.

Grant applications will be accepted beginning in mid-June (exact dates have not yet been announced). Only applications received by the deadline will be considered. A short application period will help the county get money to business owners quickly.

Applications will be available online on the county’s business and economic development page.

For questions, contact Jon Legarza at jlegarza@clackamas.us, or Clackamas County’s Business and Community Services Department at 503-742-4BIZ or 4biz@clackamas.us.

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