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SO CARES COVID-19 Small Business Grants – Jackson County (deadline May 20)

Over $1.4 million in grant funds are now available for eligible businesses impacted by the April 30th move to “Extreme Risk” related to COVID19 in Jackson County. Applications for this new “SOCARES 2021” fund may be accessed through Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI), which has contracted as grant administrator.  Applications must be submitted by May 20th.

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Layoffs Aversion Grants Still Available for COVID-19 Impacted Restaurants

The Rogue Workforce Partnership still has limited funding that can help support and sustain local restaurants during this challenging time. Grant applicants need to: 1) Have at least 3 employees; 2) Be solely located in either Jackson or Josephine county; 3) and are not part of a regional or national chain. Preference will be given to applicants who have sought Technical Assistance from the Oregon Restaurant COVID Assistance (ORCA) project. Connect with your local ORCA advisor: Michael Lainoff, ORCA Project, Managerorca@oregonsbdc.org, (541) 896-1714 – https://oregonsbdc.org/orca/. Awards are between $500 and $1200. Funds are limited so apply soon.

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SBA COVID-19 Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Part of the American Rescue Plan includes the upcoming Restaurant Revitalization Fund (early May).  For help preparing for an application, use this link. Funds may be used by entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss such as: Restaurants; Food stands, food trucks, food carts; Caterers; Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns; Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars; Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts); Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts); Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts); Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts); Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts); and Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

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Southern Oregon Business Seminar Series

SOREDI has joined with community partners to host a series of business resource sessions.
What: A series of buildable webinars that will provide to help business owners maximize their effectiveness.
Who should attend: Any small business owner or (current and future!)
Cost: None! This program is generously sponsored through a Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) grant.
When: Every other week, from 2 to about 2:40 pm.

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COVID-19 Grants to Improve Travel and Tourism in Oregon

Travel Oregon will process applications on March 15 through March 31 for non-profits and Oregon-based tour operators, guides and outfitters. The purpose is to develop infrastructure needed for a COVID-19 appropriate experience for visitors to Oregon. This includes: outdoor recreation; Business District/Main Street; ticketed/paid events and attractions; and tour operators/guides/outfitters. For details and more information visit the Travel Oregon web site.

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Rogue Business Connections

The Rogue Business Connections community on LinkedIn allows business and nonprofit leaders in the Rogue Valley to connect and share questions, resources and solutions to the challenges that many businesses face in our region.

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