Fairview Business Resources Newsletter
April 15, 2021
Illustration 1 by Doug Brown for the Oregon Worker Relief Fund
Multnomah County was upgraded to High Risk and will remain in this category until April 22, limiting capacity at local businesses. Find out what types of activities are permitted. What else is new? We have updates on vaccines, jobs, and more:
- Don’t know how to sign up for a vaccine? Please go to the How to Get Vaccinated section below. ¿No sabes cómo inscribirte en una vacuna? Por favor, vaya a la sección Cómo Vacunarse a continuación.
- The City of Fairview is hiring! Read more in the We Are Hiring section below.
- Under the Federal Aid section, we have updates, including:
- How to get assistance paying for a funeral service; and
- How to know when new small business programs are available.
How to Get Vaccinated (Cómo Vacunarse)
Vaccines are free and available to everyone, and the City of Fairview has a higher than average percentage of COVID cases: 792 out of 9,657 people or 8.2% of the population, compared to 4% of people statewide. Protect yourself and your family. Johnson & Johnson doses are not currently being offered, but Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are still available. How do you get vaccinated? See below:
- Learn how to get vaccinated on the State website. Haga clic aquí para español.
- Check your eligibility with Get Vaccinated Oregon (Landlines are not accepted.)
- To make an appointment by phone, call 211.
- Multnomah County can help people who: are homebound, would like to get vaccinated, and are not already connected to services through an agency: 503-988-8939.
- Ride Connection will provide free rides to vaccine clinics for people who are 60 and older and people with disabilities who have appointments: 503-226-0700, TTY: 711.
- You can also make appointments directly on some retail pharmacy websites:
- Costco: https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html
- Health Mart: healthmartcovidvaccine.com
- Safeway/Albertsons: https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
- Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
- Bi-Mart: https://www.bimart.com/pharmacy/covid-19-vaccine
- Rite-Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/apt-scheduler
- Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302
- View this resource list compiled by the Find a Shot Oregon Facebook group.
- Visit Oregon Health Authority’s testing webpage to find a testing site (English/Spanish).
We Are Hiring
Know anyone looking for work? The City of Fairview currently has four open positions: Office Assistant III, Seasonal/Temporary Public Works Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Worker II, and Engineering Manager. We post jobs on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the City Jobs page.
Community Grant Programs
- The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is offering free website development to Latinx business owners: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Small business owners who have not received Federal aid could be eligible to receive $7,000 to $25,000 and workers who are not eligible for federal aid can receive help through the Oregon Worker Relief Fund (OWRF): https://workerrelief.org or 1-888-274-7292. Leer sobre ello en español.
There are programs that help landlords and residential/commercial renters.
- Landlords cannot evict residential renters through June 2021. The Oregon Legislature is offering rental payment assistance programs including the Landlord Compensation Fund: email@example.com.
- The Oregon Community Alliance of Tenants aids tenants: 503-288-0130.
- If you can’t afford your residential rent payments, contact your local community action agency. Call 211 or text 898211 for help, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistance is available in many languages. Asistencia está disponible en español y otros idiomas.
- NEW: The Federal Government has allocated additional funds for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program for entertainment venues (museums, theaters, promoters), and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan and the SVOG.
- NEW: The Federal Government has allocated $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants and $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program. Details on how to apply for are not available yet. Sign up to receive email alerts from SBA as additional information is available.
- For more information, contact the Oregon District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration: 503-326-2682 or email@example.com.
The public is not just receiving stimulus checks but also other forms of aid:
- NEW: The U.S. Government is paying the funeral costs of those who died of COVID.
- NEW: Individual income tax returns are not due this year until May 17, 2021.
Grants for Small Businesses and Workers
Here are grants for small business owners, Latinx artists, Black hospitality workers, and more:
- NEW: The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures is offering relief grants to Latinx artists and arts organizations. Para obtener mas informacion sobre los subvenciones de emergencia de COVID, haga clic aquí.
- The Small Business Relief Fund will issue $500 in matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. To get started, small businesses can sign up on GoFundMe.
- The Southern Smoke Foundation’s Emergency Relief Program aids individuals in the food and beverage industry. Apply in English or in Spanish.
- Professional Beauty Association’s COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to beauty professionals who can’t work because of COVID-19.
- Radical Xchange and Another Round Another Rally are providing mental health relief to Black hospitality workers (you do not need to be a citizen). Apply in English or Spanish.
Residents and Businesses:
- City of Fairview Payment Agreement: Payment agreements are offered in certain circumstances to extend payment deadlines on City utility bills. Business owners may qualify. Call 503-665-7929.
- The City offers a utilities assistance list in English and Spanish, or call 503-665-7929 to request a print version.
- NEW: The City of Fairview offered business and utility grants in 2020, and we have issued grant proposals to the State to try to restart both programs.
There are community-based or nonprofit groups dedicated to helping residents and business owners.
- Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs holds a virtual monthly meeting: 503-249-7744.
- Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon offers business support: 503-841-3351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Greater Portland Inc. has COVID resources for businesses: 503-445-8065 or email@example.com.
- Oregon Small Business Development Center offers business advice: 971-722-5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sign-up for health insurance via the insurance marketplaceuntil May 15 if you’re looking for health insurance coverage but don't qualify for the Oregon Health Plan: 855-268-3767.
- Anyone living in Oregon who is older than 18 can a driver's license test, regardless of immigration status. Email: IRCOCommunityDevelopment@irco.org.
- If your driver’s license/vehicle registration expired between Nov 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, you have three months after the expiration date to renew without being cited: www.oregondmv.com.
- The Hacienda Economic Opportunity Department helps people at risk of foreclosure: email@example.com or 503-961-6432.
- Rent or deposit assistance is available for seniors via Northwest Pilot Project.
- The Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 2420 Fairview Avenue, distributes food boxes at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-754-5517.
- SnowCap provides food boxes and can deliver food: email@example.com or 503-674-8785.
- Reynolds School District offers meals: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-491-3413 x3226.
For more information, contact City of Fairview COVID Relief Specialist Jillian Daley at 971-334-5344 or email@example.com. Hablo un poco de español.