To be eligible to apply for a grant, a business must:

  • Serve Clackamas County residents
  • Employed fewer than 25 employees on Feb. 29, 2020
  • Affected economically by COVID-19 in at least ONE of the following categories:
    • Had to close because of Governor’s Executive Order 20-12
    • For profit businesses can demonstrate a one-month decline in revenue of more than 50% in the month of March 2020 or April 2020 as compared with revenue in the month of January 2020 or February 2020. 
    • Non-profit businesses can demonstrate a decline in revenue greater than 50% across the months of March 2020 and April 2020 as compared with the same period of time in 2019. 
  • Have been unable to access federal CARES Act funds, including:
    • Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program 
    • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program
    • Other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding 
  • If part of a chain, must be an individually-owned franchise.