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Yamhill County Immediate Relief Grant Program

Apr 14, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners approved $250,000 in emergency grants for local small businesses and organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Businesses can apply by visiting and completing a short eligibility questionnaire and application.

The one-time $2,500 cash grants are designed to help local, small businesses and organizations overcome some of the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Funds will be allocated and distributed throughout Yamhill County based on population, and recipients will be chosen at random until all 100 grants have been awarded. If your business or organization is selected, you can expect to receive funds by May 14, 2020. 

 Eligible businesses and organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • Impacted by mandatory change-in-service or closure order and has experienced significant financial impact
  • Operational for more than 12 months, and has 15 or fewer full-time employees
  • Business or organization has not received a city or county grant in the past 12 months
  • Business is not a national chains or franchise

“The purpose of this grant is to provide short-term (4-6 week) relief to our most heavily impacted small businesses,” says Abisha Stone, Yamhill County Business Retention and Expansion Manager for the Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR). “The grant is especially for those who may not have access to other resources provided by the state or federal government.” 

SEDCOR and the Board of Commissioners consulted with several businesses, organizations, nonprofit organizations, and government offices to develop a grant program that would be accessible, equitable, and have the most significant and immediate positive impact. 

“On the back end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of our business community will be a significant driver in economic recovery for our county,” says Stone. “We, at SEDCOR, value the impact that our business and industry partners have on maintaining the health and vitality of our communities.  We want to see them stay open and thriving.”

Applications will be accepted Monday, April 20th at 12:00pm through Thursday, April 23rd at 12:00pm.
For questions please contact Abisha Stone at or Carrie Martin at




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