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Resource Roundup: Available Grants, PPE, and More

Jul 14, 2020

Over the past several months there has been quite a bit of information out there on available resources, PPE, PPP, grants, various funding opportunities, seminars, virtual networking opportunities, and announcements.  With so much information available, it can be easy to gloss over content, or think “I’ll come back and read that later.”  at MEDP we want to make it easier for you to filter through the information, and we try to keep our Covid-19 Resource Page updated regularly. We know that social media fatigue is real, and so in case you missed some of our postings over the last several weeks, we wanted to highlight a few of the local resources and upcoming opportunities that are available for businesses in our area.


KN95 Masks Available to Businesses in Yamhill County for Distribution to Employees

The State of Oregon is providing and distributing KN95 masks to be used for employees via county Emergency Management Teams. If you are a business in Yamhill County in need of masks for your employees, and have under 50 employees, please reach out to Brian Young at emergencymanagement@co.yamhill.or.us to request masks OR log on https://form.jotform.com/201896820080152 and submit a request online.

Once your request is processed you will receive a pickup time, and further instructions.

The supply is limited and will be issued to businesses on a first-come-first served basis, so don't hesitate!


Grant Funding Available to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties

Support for businesses in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic is available.This funding is made possible thanks to grants from Business Oregon and the Oregon Community Foundation. Willamette Workforce Partnership will be managing the grant process.

The first round of funding will be distributed to businesses in the three county area with up to 25 employees. The amount of the grant will be dependent upon the number of employees and fixed operating expenses. Grant amounts will range from $2,500 to $25,000. Applications will be available on the Willamette Workforce Partnership website (willwp.org) on Tuesday, July 21 at noon. Applications will close at noon on Thursday, July 23.

Information sessions are available for interested applicants through the Chemeketa Community College Small Business Development Center:

Here to Help! Grant Funds Application Process Review

Monday, July 20

6pm - 7pm

Register Online


Business Recovery Façade Improvement Grant Program for Property Owners in McMinnville’s Urban Renewal Area.  

This program is designed to help property owners invest in their buildings to assist their tenants in recovering from COVID closures.

The maximum individual grant is limited to $5,000. The match requirement is only 10%. Funds will be on a first-come, first-served basis and this program will be available July 1, 2020 - July 1, 2021. Find more details on the program, a map of the urban renewal area, and the application here


For a more comprehensive list of resources available to local businesses, visit our page designated to navigating COVID-19. We update this page regularly with news, grant information, and resources to assist our community.  Any other questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. 503.474.6814

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