REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — As a part of continued pandemic reduction efforts, the Metropolis of Redmond and the Redmond Chamber of Commerce have partnered to award $67,667 in small enterprise grants to Redmond companies.
A complete of 22 Redmond companies have been awarded grants, with the grants starting from $2,500 to $7,500.
All the companies who obtained funding have been companies who had not obtained any earlier funding help, together with Redmond Studying Heart and Little one Care, Salon J, and the Shabbie Attic.
Discovering methods to maintain Redmond’s small companies thriving all through the pandemic has remained a precedence for the town and the Chamber, and the intent of those funds is to assist companies who haven’t obtained earlier help.
Sue Butler, proprietor of the Shabbie Attic, stated, “Together with many different small companies, I’ve struggled throughout this time. I did porch and curbside deliveries through the shutdown, which paid a few of my payments. As a present retailer proprietor, I’ve struggled to get merchandise into the store, however with this grant I’m able to buy a lot wanted stock.”
The Central Oregon Small Enterprise Emergency Grant program was funded partially with State of Oregon Common Funds and Lottery Funds administered the Oregon Enterprise Improvement Division.
Companions from throughout the area contributed native funds, together with Deschutes County, Jefferson County, Metropolis of Madras, the Criminal County Small Enterprise Activity Power, and the Oregon Neighborhood Basis.
Throughout Central Oregon, a complete of 145 companies have obtained grants to date. In all, the grants whole $400,603.51.
With roughly $250,000 nonetheless out there, COIC reopened the applying course of on Monday on a first-come, first-served foundation till these funds are totally expended. Small companies and non-profits positioned wherever within the tri-county area are inspired to use by visiting https://www.coic.org/grant/.
Eligible companies and non-profits should have 25 or fewer workers as of February, can’t have obtained any federal CARES Act funding on the time of their utility, and should have been both categorically closed by the Governor of Oregon’s Govt Order No. 20-12 or capable of show a lack of not less than 50% of income in both March or April.
Candidates can evaluate eligibility necessities and program pointers intimately at https://www.coic.org/grant.