Wasco County COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program Now Open Until May 16th

Wasco County has updated and reopened its COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant program to support businesses impacted by the movement to the Extreme Risk Category on April 30, 2021. Funds were provided by the State of Oregon. Grants will be made based on the number of employees between 0 and 50, with award amounts ranging from $2,500 to $15,000.  Small businesses (under 25 employees) over a year old and those most impacted will be prioritized for resources.

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District is working with the County to administer these funds.  Please visit mcedd.org/bizgrants for additional details. Applications are being taken online or can be submitted via email to bizgrants@mcedd.org or mail/hand deliver to MCEDD at 802 Chenowith Loop Road, The Dalles, OR 97058.  Applications must be submitted by May 16th for consideration. Contact bizgrants@mcedd.org or Jacque (541.296.2266 x 1006) with questions.

El programa de subvenciones comerciales de emergencia COVID-19 del condado de Wasco ya está abierto hasta el 16 de mayo 

El condado de Wasco actualizó y reabrió su programa de subvenciones comerciales de emergencia COVID-19 para apoyar a las empresas afectadas por el movimiento a la categoría de Riesgo Extremo el 30 de abril de 2021. Los fondos fueron proporcionados por el estado de Oregon. Las subvenciones se otorgarán en función del número de empleados entre 0 y 50, con montos de adjudicación que oscilarán entre $2,500 y $15,000. Se priorizarán los recursos para las pequeñas empresas (menos de 25 empleados) de más de un año y las más afectadas.

El Distrito de Desarrollo Económico de Mid-Columbia está trabajando con el Condado para administrar estos fondos. Visite mcedd.org/bizgrants para obtener detalles adicionales. Las solicitudes se pueden completar y enviar en línea o por correo electrónico a bizgrants@mcedd.org o de dejar/enviarlos por correo a la oficina de MCEDD (802 Chenowith Loop, The Dalles, OR 97058). Las solicitudes deben enviarse antes del 16 de mayo para su consideración. Contacto bizgrants@mcedd.org or llama Jacque a 541.296.2266 x 1006 con preguntas.

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) was established in 1969 by Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties to benefit from better access to economic development loans and grants, pooled technical assistance, marketing, and administrative resources, and a regional approach to economic development efforts. Over the years MCEDD’s membership has grown to include counties, cities, ports and chambers of commerce within the five county region. It is governed by a twenty-one member Board representing its members and the key economic interests in the region. MCEDD promotes the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry.  More information may be found at: http://www.mcedd.org