COVID-19 Business Relief Grants
Update: Jan. 12, 2021
We received word that our vendor is experiencing a technical issue processing grant checks. The county has reached out and has offered our support in finalizing this grant process. We expect an update soon with a revised time line to issue checks and will email grant recipeints with additional information. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through this process.
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Marion County is pleased to offer additional business relief grants for local businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The county expects to distribute approximately $3.5 million in grant funding to local businesses by the end of the year. Nearly $1.5 million will be distributed to hospitality businesses from the first round of grants. The second round of the grant process is now open for local small businesses.
If more grant applications are received than available funding, Marion County will select grant recipients from eligible applicants by lottery.
Grant beneficiaries will need to fill out a short grant application form to demonstrate they meet State of Oregon eligibility guidelines. Businesses must be located in Marion County, have 25 or fewer employees, and have not received funding in the first round of grants.
Grant application: https://bit.ly/MCCovidGrant
Grant applications are due by Dec. 18, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Hospitality grants (closed Dec. 11, 2020) are currently being processed. The county expects to distribute checks to eligible applicants no later than Dec. 30.
Business Relief Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration
State of Oregon - Employment Department
Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR)
For additional questions, please contact our Economic Development team at 503-373-4300 or via email at
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