Small Business Support Fund for South Morrow County Application Available Now!!

The first step in this process is to e-mail the [email protected] and request the application. 

What is the grant process?

 

Step One:             Business owner will need to complete the Small Business Support Fund for South Morrow County Application.

Step Two:             If you are figuring your grant amount on the number of employees, if you had between 0 and 5 employees, you do not need to submit a profit and loss (income statement). If you are figuring your grant amount of your 60-days fixed expenses you will need to provide a profit and loss statement for January or February and one from March or April 2020. Your gross revenues must have decreased 50%.  If your business was ordered to close per Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, then you do not need to provide this information.

Step Three:          Forward this information to Lori Roach

                                                                          

                                                                             E-mail: [email protected]

                                                                             Fax: 541-676-5656

                                                                             Mail: PO Box 1232

                                                                                       Heppner, Oregon 97836

 

If you have questions, please call Lori at 541-676-5536

 

Grant deadline is September 18, 2020

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Program Requirements Recipient will operate a COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Fund that provides grants to individual businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, as described below. Recipient will provide its own funds for the Program to match the Loan amount, in at least a 1:1 ratio. Eligible Business Applicants 1. Businesses must be adversely affected economically in either one of the following two categories: ● Those for-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by the Governor of Oregon’s Executive Order No. 20-12. ● Those for-profit businesses that can demonstrate a one month decline in sales due to the COVID19 epidemic of 50% or more in one of the months of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020 as compared against sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020, or for companies with cyclical or seasonal sales, compared with the comparable month in 2019. Those 501(c)(3) non-profit businesses that can demonstrate a decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 epidemic of 50% or more in one of the months of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020 as compared against revenue in the month of January 2020 or February, or for non-profits with cyclical or seasonal revenues, the comparable month in 2019. 2. Businesses must have 25 or fewer employees. Ineligible Business Applicants Ineligible applicants include the following categories of businesses: 1. Passive real estate holding companies and others holding passive investments. 2. Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) status. 3. Businesses that fail to certify they are not delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due before the date of application. 4. Businesses that do not certify they are in compliance and will comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. 5. Businesses not headquartered and with principal operations in Oregon. 6. Businesses not registered to do business in Oregon (Secretary of State Business Registry verification) if such registration is required. C2020367 Heppner Contract.docx Page 10 of 14 7. Performing arts venues and cultural or arts organizations that receive funds under the statewide Business and Cultural Support program established by the 14 July 2020 Legislative Emergency Board. (Recipient must notify any applicants that are performing arts venues and cultural organizations about this exclusion. Should such an applicant wish to apply under this program and waive their ability to apply under the Business and Cultural Support program, contact OBDD for direction.) Program Access It is intended that these funds are equally accessible to all Oregonians, so Recipient will conduct a robust marketing program that reaches out locally to businesses owned by members of historically disadvantaged population groups (including but not limited to Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Women Owned Businesses) at least to the extent described in its proposal to OBDD, and Recipient must: ■ Utilize program marketing materials and application materials provided by OBDD and made available in languages that are representative of the local population. ■ Conduct a stepped marketing program that reaches out and markets to members of historically disadvantaged population groups in advance of marketing to the general public. Business Applications and Support Documentation In general, Recipient will, applying its best judgment in individual cases, ensure that businesses: ■ Document the federal assistance amount they have received as of the date of application from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program (EIDL); or other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding. (Awards must be reduced by the amounts received from those programs.) ■ Self-certify that their business incurred COVID-pandemic impacts between 1 March 2020 and 30 December 2020 (CARES Act funding restriction). ■ Demonstrate: ○ That they were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order No. 20-12; or ○ That the for-profit business had a one month decline in revenue decrease of 50% or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the month of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020, as compared against the sales or revenues of January or February, or for companies with cyclical or seasonal sales, compared with the comparable month in 2019, or a non-profit business had a revenue decline of 50% or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the months of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020 as compared against revenue in the month of January 2020 or February 2020, or for non-profits with cyclical or seasonal revenues, the comparable month in 2019. ■ Demonstrate they are headquartered and have principal operations in Oregon. ■ Self-certify they are not subject to any of the ineligibility criteria. ■ Self-certify that the business and its operations are, and will, remain compliant with all local, state and federal laws. ■ Provide business, financial and ownership information sufficient to determine and verify eligibility (including whether or not business is owned by a Sole Proprietor). C2020367 Heppner Contract.docx Page 11 of 14 Recipient will use a standard Grant Application Form for businesses, including a statement that applicant agrees that the State may pursue collection efforts for fraudulent or ineligible grant awards, as supplied by OBDD in multiple languages. Grant Award Amounts Awards to eligible businesses will be made as a grant. The amount of the grant will be the greater of two figures, subject to an applicant’s ability and choice to provide documentation to support the second figure: the first based on the number of employees before the COVID-19 crisis (as of 29 February 2020); or the second based on the documented amount of fixed operating expenses for the 60 day period of 1 January through 29 February 2020. Regardless of the basis used for the calculation, the applicant must certify that their COVID-pandemic impacts were incurred between 1 March 2020 and 30 December 2020. The eligible award amounts are as follows: ■ 0-5 employees ○ $2,500, or ○ 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $5,000. ■ 6-10 employees ○ $5,000, or ○ 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $10,000. ■ 11-15 employees ○ $7,500, or ○ 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $15,000. ■ 16-20 employees ○ $10,000, or ○ 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $20,000. ■ 20-25 employees ○ $12,500, or ○ 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $25,000. Not less than 50% of all Recipient’s awards must be made to Sole Proprietor owners (with or without other employees). Grant Award Amount Reductions Recipient will reduce any grant award amount by any amount applicant has received from federal CARES Act funds or other federal funds including: Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program (EIDL); and other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding. C2020367 Heppner Contract.docx Page 12 of 14 Review of Applications Recipient must confirm that all information and certifications provided by business applicants meet all Program requirements, including but not limited to: ■ Demonstrate: ○ That the business applicant was prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order No. 20-12; or ○ That the business applicant had a sales decrease of 50% or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the month of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020, as compared against the sales in January or February 2020, or for companies with cyclical or seasonal sales, compared with the comparable month in 2019. For a non-profit business, a 50% or more decline of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic in one of the months of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020 as compared against revenue in the month of January 2020 or February 2020, or for non-profits with cyclical or seasonal revenues, the comparable month in 2019. ■ Demonstrate that the business applicant is headquartered and with principal operations in Oregon. ■ Provide sufficient documentation of employee head count.