Resources for Small Businesses

Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus, but help is available. Below, you will find information for small business owners seeking loans as well as business and emergency resources available in the Portland metro area.

Fairview Strong Initiative

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Pamplin Media Group Establishes $2.6 Million Matching Advertising Fund

Pamplin Media Group has established a matching grant program to assist local businesses with their advertising during these challenging times. What you need to know and how to apply for the grant.

Federal Small Business Stimulus Programs

The Paycheck Protection Program has continued. It is a federal program to help small businesses keep workers employed. Find program details and learn how to apply.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together a guide to all of the federal programs available to small businesses. The Chamber summarizes each of the three new programs and explains what it means for businesses. They also have a handy quick reference sheet that explains everything you need to know about the CARES ACT.

Lenders Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Applications in Oregon

Emergency Economic Injury Grants

Emergency Economic Injury Grants are continuing. These grants provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private non-profits harmed by COVID-19. More information can be found in this Emergency Economic Injury Grants FAQ

SBA Disaster Loans

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are direct loans from the U.S. Department of the Treasury available to small businesses, non profits and owners of rental property. Apply online for an SBA Disaster Loan.

SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program

This pilot program allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing. You can find complete details on the program in this guide from the SBA.

Please note that only lenders that were already participating in the SBA Express program at the time of the disaster can issue Express Bridge loans. This is a current list of lenders in Oregon

Oregon Business and Emergency Resources

Oregon Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
https://bizcenter.org/covid-19/

Small Business Navigator - Oregon COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/

Greater Portland Inc. 
https://greaterportlandinc.com/covid-business-resources