Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) announces the extension of the application period for their grant program until September 13. MCEDD received $250,000 from Business Oregon to distribute COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Grants in Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties. At the end of the original application period, funds were still available, so the program has been extended by 30 days.
20 entities in Hood River County have received over $58,000 in funding, over $96,000 has been granted to 37 entities in Wasco County and $10,500 has been disbursed to 4 entities in Sherman County. Funds went to businesses, nonprofits and independent contractors in the counties, and just under $85,000 is still available. “These funds provide small businesses across the three county region with the necessary capital to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic and, in turn, create a stronger and more resilient regional economy for the future,” said Jessica Metta, MCEDD Executive Director.
Small businesses and nonprofits with 25 or fewer employees that have been adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and have not received federal emergency assistance under the federal CARES Act, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance Program or other federal emergency pandemic assistance funding may be eligible to apply. Full details available here.