Oregon's guidance for business operatons gets updated frequently. To find out more information related to the state's guidance for all business sectors, please visit our Workplace Guidance Page.
COMMERCIAL RENT RELIEF PROGRAM
Business Oregon is now accepting grant applications to assist small businesses that are behind on their lease payments due to impacts from COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. The program provides grants to building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants. The grants can go up to $100,000 per business tenant, but not more than $3 million for each landlord. Apply before March 22, 2021. Find application guidance here.
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
The federal government is prioritizing paycheck protection program (PPP) assistance for businesses with less than 20 employees from February 24 to March 10. Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, or any bank that is a PPP lender to start the process. You can reach out to our Business Recovery Centers or the Oregon Small Business Advocate for more information.
BUSINESS RECOVERY CENTERS
Washington County has partnered with the Chambers of Commerce in Hillsboro, Tualatin, Beaverton, and Adelante Mujeres to provide free assistance to all businesses throughout Washington County. If your business needs assistance in reacting to COVID-19, the Business Recovery Centers are there to help. Visit the BRC website to find out what they can do to help or to set up a consultation.
NEW REOPENING FRAMEWORK
We are all connected, and our individual actions can make the difference for everyone. Until it is clear the virus is better controlled, the county is asking people and business to continue to work to slow the spread.
- To find more information about federal and state assistance programs, click on the icons on the right side of the page.
Greater Portland Inc. has also collected information on a variety of programs, resources and tools for businesses within the Portland Metro Region, including those in Washington County.
The PCC Small Business Center has created guidelines for consideration of business needs as small businesses continue to navigate COVID-19.