Over $3.6 million in grant funds are now available for eligible businesses impacted by COVID19 in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Applications for this new “Southern Oregon CARES Business Grant” (“SOCARES”) fund may be accessed through SOREDI, which has contracted as grant administrator for both counties.
$2.4M has been allocated to Jackson County. Applications will open for Jackson County at 12 pm PST on Friday, December 4.
$1.2M has been allocated to Josephine County. Applications will open for Josephine County at 12 pm PST on Saturday, December 5.
ONLY complete applications, with all required documentation, will be considered. Applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted or 12 pm PST on Tuesday, December 29, whichever comes first.Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Due to the amount of potential grant awards and short timeframe to apply, SOREDI staff will NOT be able to accept questions by phone. Those needing assistance may schedule a 15-minute appointment with SOREDI via the website. This is a new program with new requirements different from the previous matching grant programs. Businesses who applied for other funding or were placed on a wait list for funding will need to reapply and resubmit documentation.