At the Clatsop SBDC, we are here to help your business thrive.
We're pleased to share that there is a new Oregon small business grant program available to our small business community. 

Please see the below for more information and do not hesitate to reach out to a Clatsop Small Business Development Center advisor if you need help with your application or have questions!

Email: // Phone: 503-338-2402
The Operational Cost Assistance Grant program is designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees that:

1) offer the consumption of food and or drink on premise;

2) provide specified indoor physical exercise, recreational or family entertainment; OR

3) provide specified personal services; and that experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon.
Grant Award Detail

  • Application Open: May 26, 2021
  • Application Closes: June 6, 2021
  • Application Lottery: Week of June 7th
  • Application Review Starts: Week of June 7th
  • Checks Mailed: Late-June

Award Caps and Distribution

Businesses may not have more than 100 Employees per site. Awards for individual business locations are as follows:

  • 0 to 2 Employees (FTE) = $10,000
  • 3 to 6 Employees (FTE) = $20,000
  • 7 to 25 Employees (FTE) = $3,000 per employee
  • 26 to 50 Employees (FTE) = $75,000
  • 51 to 100 Employees (FTE) = $100,000

If eligible applications exceed targets for categories of business size and geographic distribution, Business Oregon will conduct a lottery and distribute awards according to the following program targets:

Target business sizes:

  • 0 to 25 Employees (FTE) = 50%
  • 26 to 50 Employees (FTE) = 25%
  • 51 to 100 Employees (FTE) = 25%

Applications for the Operational Cost Assistance Grant will be accepted beginning May 26 and awards will be selected after a random lottery process of all complete and eligible applications received.

Click the Business Oregon button for more information!
The SBDC is available for small business coaching, mentorship, and technical advising. Always free, always confidential.

Call 503-338-2402 or email
Note: At this time, advising is remote via zoom or phone.
Clatsop Small Business Development Center
We are here to help your business thrive!
Our services are designed to help business owners and operators in all stages of business, from start-ups in their first year to mature businesses looking to grow. Our services include free and confidential business advising, monthly workshops and seminars, and the Small Business Management Program.

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