About the COVID19 Small Business Matching Grants

Business Oregon

This program is generously supported by Business Oregon.

Medford, Oregon – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that additional COVID-19 Emergency Business Grants are available now throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties. Time is limited for the deployment of an additional $250,000 in the region and businesses are urged to apply today.

SOREDI will partner with its counterpart agency, CCD Business Development Corporation (CCD) which successfully received a fourth round of Emergency Business Assistance Grants from Business Oregon. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Oregon has allocated $17.5 million statewide in Round 4.

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 11.

These funds are intended to be equally accessible to all businesses including the historically disadvantaged population groups (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Women-owned businesses).

Eligibility:
  • -25 or fewer employees
  • -Headquartered in and registered to do business within Oregon
  • -Received <$100,000 in CARES Act (PPP, EIDL) funding
  • -Experienced a 25% or more decrease in revenues because of the pandemic
  • -Have reopened for business (even if in a limited capacity)

*Eligibility subject to application review and verification.

Scroll down for applications. Email completed submissions to grants@soredi.org

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APPLICATION FORMS

Applicants will be funded from first available funding round. Communication about applications will come from SOREDI and/or CCD staff.

**Email completed applications to GRANTS@SOREDI.ORG**

Round 1

City of Medford businesses.

Requirements:

Sales or revenue decrease of 50% or more in March or April 2020, vs. January or February 2020

Nonprofits only: Sales or revenue decrease of 50% or more in March or April 2020 vs. March or April 2019

 

 

**10/23: FUNDING ROUND CLOSED. APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.**

 

Round 2

Jackson County and Josephine County.

Funding round closed.

Round 2 was administered by Central Willamette Credit Union (CWCU). All funds have been distributed and applications for this round are no longer being accepted.

Round 3

Open to Jackson County businesses.

Requirements:

Sales or revenue decrease of 50% or more in March, April, May, June, July, or August 2020, vs. January or February 2020

Nonprofits/Seasonal businesses only: Sales or revenue decrease of 50% or more in March, April, May, June, July, or August 2020 vs. that same month in 2019. Must include a statement describing seasonal operations.

Round 4

Jackson County & Josephine County businesses.

Requirements:

Sales or revenue decrease of 25% or more in March, April, May, June, July, or August 2020, vs. January or February 2020

Nonprofits/Seasonal businesses only: Sales or revenue decrease of 25% or more in March, April, May, June, July, or August 2020 vs. that same month in 2019. Must include a statement describing seasonal operations.

**10/15: NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE PUT ON A WAITLIST FOR FUNDING**

**10/19: FUNDS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED. APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.** 

Round 1 Funders
Jackson County
City of Ashland
Grants Pass
City of Medford
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Round 2 Funders
CWCU
Round 3 Funders
Jackson County
Central Point
City of Medford
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Round 4 Funders
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