Business Support Resources - COVID-19

Resources for Nonprofits
Oregon has adopted temporary changes to Child Care Rules in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Oregon Community Recovery Grant

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding has been retooled to help respond to the spread of infectious disease. Grantees may use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Grantees should coordinate with local health authorities before undertaking any activity to support state or local pandemic response.

For more information view the Quick Guide CDBG Infectious Disease Response PDF.

General Business information 

Business Oregon
has compiled a list of financial assistance resources for small businesses.

Greater Portland Inc. has compiled resources specifically for businesses in the Greater Portland area.

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

Oregon Economic Development Association has compiled a list of ideas for small businesses as they move through this uncertain time period as well as a general list of various resources.

There is a need to have as many businesses as possible complete an Economic Injury Worksheet (available here) to support official certification of an Economic Disaster in Oregon related to the impact of COVID-19. An economic disaster declaration by the U.S. Small Business Administration will open up access to sorely needed business relief through ’s Economic Disaster Assistance program.

It is important that the state receive worksheets this week from businesses quickly from all regions of Oregon. Worksheets should be submitted this week to your local emergency manager, John Wheeler (john_wheeler@co.washington.or.us) (cc: joseph.murray@mil.state.or.us and sonya.mccormick@mil.state.or.us).

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury have begun releasing the information that will guide the programs created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

To stay up to date on the implementation of these programs, please visit the following websites:

  • SBA – here you will find information on all COVID-19 related programs that SBA is providing, including the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Grants, and Small Business Debt Relief.

  • Department of Treasury –  here you will find information on the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as other tax provisions meant to help employers, including non-profits.

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, we have created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress on March 27. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. 

While these programs are being implemented, you may continue to use this guide as a source of information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the SBA and Treasury. Once complete guidance has been announced for all of the programs, we will update the guide to reflect that guidance.

Download the guide here.