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COVID-19 Vaccine Tax Credits for Eligible Employers

Eligible businesses that allow employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine can receive a tax credit. Partner with a vaccine provider to host an on-site vaccination clinic.

If you need help finding a COVID-19 vaccine, here are local resources:

Jackson County: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19/Vaccine-Appointments
Josephine County: http://www.co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2288

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2021 JoCo Relief COVID-19 Small Business Grants

Josephine County and Grants Pass have earmarked funds to be granted to local small businesses impacted by the lingering effects of COVID19 in Josephine County. These new grant funds are a portion of funds being received by Josephine County through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance For Timber Harvesters And Haulers Program (PATHH)

USDA is providing critical support to timber harvesting and hauling businesses impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak through the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program (PATHH). PATHH aids businesses that suffered a gross revenue loss of at least 10 percent during the period of January 1, 2020, and December 1, 2020 compared to the period of January 1, 2019, and December 1, 2019.

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Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Now Eligible for UI Payroll Tax Relief

Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 3389, which provides UI tax relief and deferral for 2021 unemployment insurance (UI) payroll taxes to qualifying businesses. The tax relief program was collaboratively developed by the Oregon Employment Department, Gov. Brown, and the Oregon State Legislature as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a significant impact on many businesses.

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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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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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