Economic Development Council of Tillamook County & Tillamook County BOCC offering COVID-19 emergency grants to local businesses, 501(c)(3) nonprofits

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December 9, 2020. Tillamook, Oregon. Economic Development Council of Tillamook County in partnership with the Tillamook County BOCC announced today the availability of grants to small businesses, defined as those with 100 or fewer employees, that have been adversely affected by economic conditions as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant is restricted to Tillamook County businesses and 501(c)(3) non-profits which were either prohibited from operating as directed by Executive Orders 20-12 or 20-65, or businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more, between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020, as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

Grant opens on December 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) and the deadline for completing the application is December 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. (PST) the application is available at www.edctc.com.

Businesses must be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State to do business in Oregon if required by Oregon law and must be current on federal, state or local taxes. Businesses can use the proceeds for any business-related operating expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding amounts range from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on the number of employees; funding levels are subject to change based on the number of eligible applications received.  For detailed information on the grant including the full list of eligibility requirements, restrictions, and to apply please visit www.edctc.com.

Tillamook County Commissioners want business owners to know that “We are acutely aware that small businesses have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns. Many of our hospitality businesses are headed into a lean COVID winter, wondering whether their businesses will survive. We hope this grant program helps in this time of great need.”

Please contact Lindsey Gann at lindseygann@tillamookbaycc.edu or 503-842-8222 ext. 1420 with any questions.