Business Resources

  • Small Business Development Center is here to help businesses. Their advisors are available to assist you. Please contact them at (541) 956-7494 and leave them a message, or e-mail them at sbdc@roguecc.edu.
  • Business Oregon, alongside the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services compiled the information on this page to assist Oregon small business owners, employees, and others dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Travel Oregon COVID-19 toolkit– Consumer messaging and business resources
  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association-COVID-19 information and business resources
  • Oregon Community Foundation-Support for nonprofits impacted by COVID-19
  • Farmer Relief Fund – American Farmland Trust: AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Initially, eligible applicants include any small and mid-size direct-market producers. These are defined as producers with annual gross revenue of between $10,000 and $1 million from sales at farmers markets and/or direct sales to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or makers who use farm products as inputs.

Employee Resources

Miscellaneous

  • Business Guides. Business Oregon has developed Business Survival Tips During a Pandemic, viewable here. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a Coronavirus Small Business Guide, with a range of resources for employers.
  • Travel Oregon has created an online form to capture feedback on how to best meet the needs of the 115,000 Oregonians who are directly employed in the tourism industry.
  • Executive Order Compliance. The State has set up a process to handle complaints about Executive Order compliance, i.e., complaints about violations. The general public should be directed to OSHA.
  • Child Care. Rules are rapidly evolving on the child care front. All child cares that want to remain open must pply to be designated as an emergency child care provider. Hopefully, an expanded list of approved emergency child care providers will be available on Monday. Emergency child care is intended to serve health care and other essential workers. A detailed list of workers that are considered essential for this purpose, and how they are being prioritized.
  • Individuals seeking child care can use the following:
    • CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 Listen for the “Child Care” prompt, otherwise there may be a long wait
    • TEXT keyword “children” or “ninos” to 898211 (TXT211)
    • EMAIL children@211info.org
    • To search for child care providers online, click here.
  • FEMA Public Assistance (PA) is available to state and eligible local, tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in all counties in the State of Oregon. The Public Assistance Program provides Federal financial assistance at a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction of guidance of state, local, tribal and territorial public health officials. For detailed information on how to apply, feel free to reach out to me, or contact your County emergency manager.
  • USDA Rural Development has extended the loan application deadline for two rural grants due to COVID-19. These include the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) and the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The page also explains other USDA Rural Development programs to help rural Oregon.
  • Department of Revenue Announcement: PPP loans, EIDL advances, SBA loan subsidies not subject to CAT
  • Business Oregon has analyzed and released the results of the survey conducted with Travel Oregon and SBDC.
  • New Grant Funding Launched to Develop Technologies Related to Combating COVID-19. This week, Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) announced the Enhanced Innovation Grant Program that will fund up to five proposals from innovation-based companies that either show an ability to commercialize a technology that will help address the COVID-19 crisis and move to economic recovery or Oregon InC portfolio companies that are poised to commercialize their product.
  • Guidelines Regarding Face Covering Use in Public.
  • Phase One Reopening Guidance for the Public.
  • Sector Guidance: RETAIL.
  • Sector Guidance: RESTAURANTS/BARS/BREWERIES/TASTING ROOMS/DISTILLERIES.
  • Sector Guidance: OUTDOOR RECREATION.
  • Sector Guidance: PERSONAL SERVICES.