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COVID-19: Small Business Navigator

In the face of a global pandemic and significant wildfires Oregon is resilient. We are resilient because we work together, standing up resources as soon as possible to help our fellow Oregonians. This page contains resources Business Oregon and the SBA stood up for businesses in the face of COVID-19.

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Small Business Grants
Business Oregon launched the Commercial Rent Relief Program and Operational Cost Assistance Grant programs. The Commercial Rent Relief program provided grant funding to landlords to clear tenant rent debt and the Operational Cost Assistance Grant program provided grants to businesses in industries that were particularly impacted by pandemic restrictions, such as restaurants, bars, gyms, brewpubs, theaters, salons, etc., which may have accumulated during the pandemic.

SBA Funding for Restaurants and Venues
The SBA launched the $28 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.

Also, the SBA launched the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) allocating $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues. Live venue operators and promoters, theatrical producers, museums, movie theaters, and more are the target for the program.

Emergency Small Business Grants
Business Oregon issued $50M in grants to small businesses through the Emergency Small Business Grant Program. The program had five rounds of grants. More information on this program and how funds were distributed.

Over at, you'll find additional resources and information related specifically to wildfire recovery.

Our phone hotline below can help navigate business owners through both wildfire and COVID-19 questions, as we work through both emergencies, together.

Small Business Navigator Hotline 833-604-0880

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