Grants Pass, Oregon – Over $675k in grant funds are now available for eligible businesses impacted by the April 30th move to “Extreme Risk” related to COVID19 in Jackson County. Applications for this new “SOCARES 2021” fund may be accessed through Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI), which has contracted as the lead grant facilitator, in partnership with the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization (IVCanDO) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Rogue Community College.
The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 health restrictions; in particular, the April 30th county shift from "High" to "Extreme" Risk.
JOSEPHINE COUNTY: Applications will be accepted beginning 12 pm PST on Tuesday, May 25.
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).
Application Window: Tuesday, May 25 (noon) - Wednesday, June 16 (midnight)
**Application window has been extended through Friday, 6/25 at 12 pm.**
Because of the documentation requirements and staffing constraints typical for this size business, small businesses with 0-5 employees (note: sole proprietors count as 1) will be offered additional time to apply and specialized assistance from RCC’s SBDC.
Contact: RCC SBDC, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like assistance with your application process, please use the above link to request an appointment with the RCC Small Business Development Center.
If you are in Jackson County, please visit https://sbdc.sou.edu/
Application Window: Tuesday, May 25 (noon) - Monday, May 31 (midnight)
**Application window will re-open for more applications Friday, 6/11 at 12 pm through Friday, 6/25 at 12 pm.**
Applications will be reviewed after the submission window closes and funded based on demonstrated need, until funding is exhausted.
Due to the anticipated volume of applications, ONLY complete applications, with all required documentation, will be considered.
Grant Facilitator: SOREDI
Due to the amount of potential grant awards and short timeframe, telephone questions will not be accepted. Please use the above link to schedule a time to talk with a staff member.
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