COVID-19 Business Resources

The City of Silverton understands the tremendous impact the COVID-19 response is having on our local businesses.

We are here to support you and your business, including communicating what resources are available to help during  this difficult period.  Please see sections below for Reopening/Operational Guidance and Resources and Resources for Funding/Learning/Other Supports.

Reopening/Operational Logistics and Resources

Resources for Funding/Learning/Other Supports:

Grants for Small Businesses Available Throughout Oregon

Millions in grant funding is available for small businesses facing lost revenue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Oregon awarded the final round of its Emergency Business Assistance Grant funding to intermediary organizations across Oregon to in turn provide grants directly to eligible small businesses. The fund was created by Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon legislature, funded with both federal CAREs Act funds and state funds.

“We reallocated some of our own budget and paired that with millions in federal funding to deliver this much-needed help to Oregon’s small businesses,” said Business Oregon Director Chris Cummings. “We stand as partners with the business community in this pandemic, and I hope every eligible small business accesses this final round of funding from this program.”

Businesses are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in funding as detailed in the application.  

Eligibility requirements have been expanded to allow for more business to get funding than in previous rounds. Businesses that have received less than $100,000 in small business assistance through the CARES Act (such as PPP, EIDL, EIDLA, City of Portland Small Relief Program, the Oregon Cares Fund for Black Relief + Resiliency and other programs) are now eligible. Additionally, even if a business was not prohibited from operations by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, the business could be eligible if it can demonstrate a 25% reduction in sales (reduced from 50% previously required) over a 30-day period in 2020 compared to a comparable period in 2019.

Also, any business that has already received a grant from this program is eligible for an additional award and should complete the supplemental application. This is a shorter application with less documentation needed. Businesses can expect to receive an award comparable to their prior award. The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments has funding available for local businesses. The application these organizations will need can also be found on Business Oregon's website in multiple languages to access ahead of time.

Several sites, including the following, are continually updating local and state resources for local businesses.  These resources cover a variety of needs for business continuity:

Archived information (deadlines or workshops that have passed, though the sponsoring organizations may have other resources):

GRANT FUNDING OPENING AUGUST 24 - 31

Grant Funding Available to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties. Eligible businesses must be headquartered in Oregon, have 25 or fewer employees, have been adversely affected by Executive Order 20-12 or have a one-month decline in sales greater than 50% in the month of March or April 2020. Grant amounts will range from $2,500 to $12,500. 

Applications will be available on the Willamette Workforce Partnership website on Tuesday, August 24 at noon. Applications will close at noon on Monday, August 31.

Alert for Silverton businesses: Please visit the Silverton Small Business Fund application to view requirements and apply today!

Alert for Self-Employed Individuals, Independent Contractors, and others ineligible for Regular Unemployment

Thursday, June 18 - Legal Considerations for Reopening Your BusinessSponsored by Small Business Development Center and Small Legal Business Clinic.  Register at the link above!  The presentation will include information from the CDC, OSHA, and Oregon State guidance and requirements for Phase I and Phase II. 

June 8 - Webinar  - Monday June 8- Legal Considerations for Reopening Your BusinessSponsored by Small Business Development Center and Small Legal Business Clinic.  Register at the link above!  The presentation will include information from the CDC, OSHA, and Oregon State guidance and requirements for Phase I and Phase II.

May 28: Upcoming "Moving Forward with Your Business" Webinar on May 28  through Small Business Development Center at Chemeketa Community College - other webinars on other topics available as well.

April 2:   Marion County and Willamette Workshop Partnership announced small business grants of up to $5,000.  You can also learn more about the grants by contacting Marion County at 503-373-4300 or by email at BusinessRecovery@co.marion.or.us

  • Applications for funding support will be available on Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00 PM. 
  • Completed applications for these grants will be accepted on a first come, first served bases beginning on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM. 
  • Applications will not be accepted after Friday, April 10th at 12:00 PM