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 $3.6M in the region. Businesses are urged to apply today. $2.4M of this funding is allocated to Jackson County. $1.1M of this funding is allocated to Josephine County.
The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. These new grant funds are available in all 36 Oregon counties through a $55 million allocation made by the State of Oregon.
JACKSON COUNTY: Applications opened Friday, December 4 at 12 pm PST and closed on 12/29 at 12 pm. Not all applications will be funded.
JOSEPHINE COUNTY: Josephine County applications opened 12/5/20 at 12 pm. As of 12/15/20 at 12 pm, applications for Josephine County are closed.
Applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted or 12 pm PST on Tuesday, December 29, whichever comes first. Only COMPLETE applications, with all required documentation, will be considered.
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 preference will be given those who are currently closed Executive Order.
Jackson County applications opened 12/4/20 at 12 pm and closed 12/29/20 at 12 pm.
As of 12/4/20 at 6 pm, the application response has been overwhelming. Not all applications will be funded.
As of 12/7/20 at 10:30 am, new appointments are closed. Appointments scheduled prior to this time will be honored.
Josephine County applications opened 12/5/20 at 12 pm. As of 12/15/20 at 12 pm, applications for Josephine County are closed.
Documentation needed to apply:
Due to the amount of potential grant awards and short timeframe, SOREDI staff is NOT able to accept questions by phone.
You'll need to have these documents on hand and ready to upload. We recommend you complete the application on a PC or laptop, not a mobile phone.
Yes, you may still be eligible.
If Total CARES + (FTE x $10,000) is greater than 2019 gross revenues, you are a good candidate for this program.
During application, you will be required to disclose and submit proof of all other CARES funding received to date. We will verify amounts and calculate an award amount based on the documentation provided.
Note: Jackson County reserves the ability to review and/or revise the award calculation at any time based on the number of requests received and funding availability. Awards may be capped if there is an overwhelming demand.
Yes. This is a different pool of funding than the matching grants, with different requirements. You must reapply.
Award is the lesser of:
*Subject to change based on the number of applications received and funding availability.
Application preference will be given to those who are currently closed Executive Order. Any awards over to $100,000 may be subject to additional review and/or documentation requirements. Awards may be capped if there is an overwhelming demand.
FTE = total verified quarterly payroll hours, divided by 455, rounded to the nearest whole number
2019 Income = 2019 gross revenues (calendar year ending 12/31)
CARES Act Funding = the combined amount of any funding awarded to date through the CARES Act, including PPP, EIDL, CDBG, and/or matching grant funds.
Applications will be accepted from December 2 to December 29 at 12 pm PST, or until funds are exhausted.
If you submitted a complete application, you will receive an emailed status update from SOREDI no later than January 5. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we ask that you wait until this date to request updates-- every inquiry delays our ability to process and approve applications.
We are happy to schedule an appointment to assist. We are scheduling phone or in person sessions in 20 minute increments. Due to COVID, in-person sessions are severely limited.
As of 12/15, appointments are at capacity and are no longer being scheduled.