City of The Dalles Small Business Relief Grant

The Dalles, OR. – City of The Dalles Small Business Relief Grant (Relief Grant) will begin accepting applications from eligible small businesses and small non-profits, based in The Dalles, on December 15, 2020, at 9 am. The application period will close at 5 pm on December 21, 2020.

The goal of the Relief Grant is to provide immediate financial relief to The Dalles’ hardest-hit small businesses and non-profits in the form of unrestricted grants to support rent, employee salaries, and operating costs as a stop-gap relief. Grant funds to be awarded the last week of December.

    The following details and parameters define the ‘Relief Grant’:

  • $100,000 in available funds
  • Applications accepted: December 15 – December 21, 2020
  • Total number of grant recipients will be capped at 50
  • Standard grant award: $2,000 to $2,500
  • Equal distribution of funds among qualifying recipients

    Businesses meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • “Brick and Mortar” commercial businesses or small not-for-profits serving customers and constituents in a premise that is open to the general public
  • Business is located within the 97058-zip code
  • Current business license number with the State of Oregon
  • Demonstrated negative financial impact from COVID-19
  • 25 or fewer FTE (full time equivalent) employees
  • Business is open, or intends to re-open after restrictions lift

    Priority will be given to the following:

  • Businesses who required to be closed during the November ‘freeze’
  • Businesses (retail/restaurants) who were required to reduce capacity
  • Businesses that have not received prior assistance


For more information, including details on criteria about the grant, please email or call the City of The Dalles, / 541-296-5481 Ext 1118