CLATSOP COUNTY — CEDR awarded State of Oregon Small Business Relief funding to 37 Clatsop County businesses totaling $119,342. The dollars available were $120,000 for round one from Business Oregon.

There were 42 initial applications, and 37 qualified, CEDR announced on July 20.

Every corner of Clatsop County was represented with qualified awardees. Disadvantaged and under-served businesses are the focus of this grant program. Women-owned businesses totaled 25, or 68% of the total. Latinx businesses were a total of 9, or 24%.

Businesses that were awarded any CARES Act Funding were not eligible to apply, and the business had to have 10 or fewer employees. Non-profits were also eligible to apply.

The dollar amounts ranged from $2,500 to $5,000 per business. Checks are in the process of being mailed now.

“CEDR was proud to bring forward and deliver this State of Oregon grant funding program to Clatsop County businesses in partnership with the Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District," CEDR Executive Director Kevin Leahy said. "We have heard from several of the businesses the importance of what this grant program means for their business. We continue to be inspired by the entrepreneurs in Clatsop County.”

CEDR (and Col-PAC EDD) have also applied for round 2 and round 3 funding for the State of Oregon Small Business Relief Funds. A follow-up public notification with dollar amounts available will be issued once the award dollars have been set by Business Oregon, expected by the end of July.

For more information on this and future programs, email CEDR@clatsopcc.edu.

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