Small Business Grant Applications

The City is happy to announce the creation of the Umatilla Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The program was funded in part with the State of Oregon General Funds and Lottery Funds administered by the Oregon Business Development Department. Applications must be received by the close of business (5 p.m.) on July 15, 2020. Awards will be awarded based on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions or need additional information contact Brandon Seitz, Community Development Director, at 541-922-3226 ext. 103 or via email at

Visit the City of Umatilla link below for the application.

Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st.

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Reopening Oregon with a Commitment to Safety

Oregon Restaurants & Lodging Association has put together a checklist in guidance to improve operational safety.

visit ORLA for more information

Questions or would like to make an appointment with  the Business Resource Center

 customer service number is 541-289-3000

Is launching the Save Small Business Initiative — a nationwide plan to address small business owners’ immediate needs, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery.

Learn more:

Save Small Business Fund


– Employ between 3 and 20 people

– Be located in an economically vulnerable community

– Have been harmed financially by the  COVID-19 pandemic

A short application will go live on this page on April 20, 2020, at 12:00PM PT.

Visit :  for more information and sign up for an email notification on when to apply.

SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance


Economic Injury Disaster Loan now includes up to a $10,000 advance that may be requested at the same time the business owner applies online.
SBA now has a streamlined application process with no requirement for tax returns, financial statements, etc.  The one application covers the request for the EIDL loan and the EIDL advance.  Here is the link for the EIDL application:

Paycheck Protection Program


Businesses may visit their local bank or any approved SBA 7a lender to access the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Here is a link which allows applicants to enter their zip code to find a lender to apply for the PPP program:

The Eastern Oregon Regional Economic Recovery Team has put together a useful one-page guide that covers the most relevant funding and relief options for small businesses, all on one easy to access page.

Umatilla County

Small Business Emergency Grant

Umatilla County Grant Committee has established the Small Business Emergency Grant for the purpose of providing one-time, short-term financial support to small businesses and sole proprietors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds are to serve during the gap between when Federal and State funds are expected to become available and dispersed to small businesses in late April and May. The county-wide program is being administered by Gail Nelson, Umatilla County Economic Development Coordinator.

“The purpose of these grants is to provide interim relief to businesses and sole proprietors to help them have a chance to make it through these unprecedented times and be able to open and operate as soon as this Covid-19 time passes” stated Nelson.

To be eligible, the applicant must operate within Umatilla County, be able to demonstrate financial impact/damage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and show documentation of applying for other financial assistance from at least one other source.

Apply at:

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) serves as the lead agency for the public health response. For more information from OHA visit:

The Food Industry Association put together a guidance booklet.

The Guidance includes: managing and helping associates, assisting customers, addressing the supply chain, and other helpful resources.—short-term1279f0073cb6492d87b8799f97ca9ccc.pdf?sfvrsn=bdebd4d7_2

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Tax deadline changed

The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

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