Morrow County Resiliency Fund COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application

Morrow County allocated $450,000 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses adversely affected by economic conditions and/or expenses incurred as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To fill gaps and augment other programs, these funds are directed to adversely affected businesses with 25 or fewer employees.  Businesses may use the funds for any business-related operating expenses.

This application is for a business that meets all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. For-profit businesses and non-profit 501(c)(3) that were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
  2. For-profit businesses and 501(c)(3) that can demonstrate a decline in sales, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in the month of March 2020 up to the date of this application, as compared against the same time period in 2019.

The following businesses are ineligible to apply for or receive funding under the Program:

Business information, ownership information for all applications submitted, reviewed, approved and/or denied will include, but not be limited to:

Applications will be reviewed by a panel that may include County, Chamber, City and/or Economic Development group representatives.

The amount awarded will be on a case-by-case basis, as scored by the selection committee and further agreed to, or adjusted by the County Board of Commissioners.

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You must submit your completed application by the close of business on November 13th, 2020, by mail, hand-delivered, or by email.  It can be mailed to the Department of Community Development, PO BOX 788, Heppner, OR 97836; hand-delivered at the Department of Community Development, located in the lower level of the Bartholomew Building at 110 North Court Street, Heppner, OR 97836; or emailed to [email protected]

If you have any questions, please call Gregg Zody at 541-676-5605.