Tigard Commercial Assistance & Relief for Economic Stability

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The City of Tigard has gathered about $1.8M in Federal, State and County funds for a second round of business assistance grants to Tigard firms impacted by COVID-19. Requests for business assistance grants now exceed our available resources. Applications are under review and there is a waiting list.

Click here in order to access the online application.

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Timing

Applications will be accessible online on August 12th. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 23rd. The grant program will accept applications as long as funds allow.

We expect to make award disbursements through our CDFI partner MESO in early September. Eligible firms will be required to submit follow up documentation and paperwork.

The City of Tigard has notified firms that clearly meet eligibility requirements. If you have not heard from the City of Tigard. Your application is still under review. If you have heard from the City of Tigard, please look for a follow up email from MESO in order to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Grant Priorities

Even with $1.8M in the City of Tigard’s business assistance grant fund, we expect requests for support to exceed our available resources. All applications will be reviewed and scored based on the following priorities.

  • Firms impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown
  • Entrepreneurs in need of funding to restart their business
  • Traditionally under-served and under-banked entrepreneurs
  • Small businesses with income as the primary source of family income
  • Firms in neighborhoods with traditionally limited economic access
  • Because Federal funds are being used, businesses must be eligible based on Federal rules
  • Firms must have a physical location in the City of Tigard.

We will contact eligible candidates who have completed an application as quickly as possible for follow up information if needed.In some cases applicants will need to complete follow up paperwork. The use of Federal, State and County funding requires varying levels of documentation by businesses applying for business assistance grants.

Grant awardees will be notified of their award as soon as possible. The process of collecting and reviewing applications will take at least a week.

Grant Size

Funding may increase depending upon the availability of funds.

  • Up to $3,000 - no storefront or employees
  • Up to $5,000 - storefront or 1-4 employees
  • Up to $7,500 - storefront or 5+ employees

We are currently drawing upon federal CARES funds disbursed to the City of Tigard from both Washington County and the State of Oregon.

If you have questions feel free to use the Q&A section below. We’ll respond back as quickly as we can with an answer.

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La ciudad de Tigard ha asegurado $1.8 millones en fondos federales, estatales y del condado para una segunda ronda de subvenciones de asistencia para los negocios en Tigard afectados por COVID-19.


SOLICITA AHORA


Plazo:

Las solicitudes estarán abiertas del 12 a 23 de agosto. Sin embargo, pueden cerrarse antes.

Las subvenciones serán revisadas por MESO a mediados de agosto.


Prioridades de la subvención

Todas las solicitudes se revisarán y serán calificadas con las siguientes prioridades.

  • Negocios afectados por el cierre de COVID-19
  • Emprendedores que necesitan asistencia económica para reiniciar su negocio
  • Emprendedores menos representadas y de comunidades minoritarias
  • Personas que dependen de su negocio como fuente principal de ingreso
  • Empresas en vecindades con acceso económico tradicionalmente limitado
  • Debido a que se utilizan fondos federales, las empresas deben ser elegibles bajo ley federal

Nos contactaremos con los candidatos elegibles que hayan completado una solicitud lo antes posible para obtener información de seguimiento si es necesario. En algunos casos, los solicitantes tendrán que completar la documentación de seguimiento. El uso de fondos federales, estatales y del condado requiere diferentes niveles de documentación por parte de los negocios que soliciten subvenciones de asistencia.

Los premiados serán notificados tan pronto como sea posible. El proceso de recopilación y revisión de solicitudes tomará al menos una semana.


Tamaño de subvención

  • Hasta $3,000 - sin local o empleados
  • Hasta $5,000 – local o 1-4 empleados
  • Hasta $7,500 - local o más de 5 empleados

Si tiene preguntas, no dude en utilizar la sección de preguntas y respuestas a continuación. Responderemos lo más rápido que podamos.




The City of Tigard has gathered about $1.8M in Federal, State and County funds for a second round of business assistance grants to Tigard firms impacted by COVID-19. Requests for business assistance grants now exceed our available resources. Applications are under review and there is a waiting list.

Click here in order to access the online application.

SOLICITA AHORA

Timing

Applications will be accessible online on August 12th. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 23rd. The grant program will accept applications as long as funds allow.

We expect to make award disbursements through our CDFI partner MESO in early September. Eligible firms will be required to submit follow up documentation and paperwork.

The City of Tigard has notified firms that clearly meet eligibility requirements. If you have not heard from the City of Tigard. Your application is still under review. If you have heard from the City of Tigard, please look for a follow up email from MESO in order to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Grant Priorities

Even with $1.8M in the City of Tigard’s business assistance grant fund, we expect requests for support to exceed our available resources. All applications will be reviewed and scored based on the following priorities.

  • Firms impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown
  • Entrepreneurs in need of funding to restart their business
  • Traditionally under-served and under-banked entrepreneurs
  • Small businesses with income as the primary source of family income
  • Firms in neighborhoods with traditionally limited economic access
  • Because Federal funds are being used, businesses must be eligible based on Federal rules
  • Firms must have a physical location in the City of Tigard.

We will contact eligible candidates who have completed an application as quickly as possible for follow up information if needed.In some cases applicants will need to complete follow up paperwork. The use of Federal, State and County funding requires varying levels of documentation by businesses applying for business assistance grants.

Grant awardees will be notified of their award as soon as possible. The process of collecting and reviewing applications will take at least a week.

Grant Size

Funding may increase depending upon the availability of funds.

  • Up to $3,000 - no storefront or employees
  • Up to $5,000 - storefront or 1-4 employees
  • Up to $7,500 - storefront or 5+ employees

We are currently drawing upon federal CARES funds disbursed to the City of Tigard from both Washington County and the State of Oregon.

If you have questions feel free to use the Q&A section below. We’ll respond back as quickly as we can with an answer.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________



La ciudad de Tigard ha asegurado $1.8 millones en fondos federales, estatales y del condado para una segunda ronda de subvenciones de asistencia para los negocios en Tigard afectados por COVID-19.


SOLICITA AHORA


Plazo:

Las solicitudes estarán abiertas del 12 a 23 de agosto. Sin embargo, pueden cerrarse antes.

Las subvenciones serán revisadas por MESO a mediados de agosto.


Prioridades de la subvención

Todas las solicitudes se revisarán y serán calificadas con las siguientes prioridades.

  • Negocios afectados por el cierre de COVID-19
  • Emprendedores que necesitan asistencia económica para reiniciar su negocio
  • Emprendedores menos representadas y de comunidades minoritarias
  • Personas que dependen de su negocio como fuente principal de ingreso
  • Empresas en vecindades con acceso económico tradicionalmente limitado
  • Debido a que se utilizan fondos federales, las empresas deben ser elegibles bajo ley federal

Nos contactaremos con los candidatos elegibles que hayan completado una solicitud lo antes posible para obtener información de seguimiento si es necesario. En algunos casos, los solicitantes tendrán que completar la documentación de seguimiento. El uso de fondos federales, estatales y del condado requiere diferentes niveles de documentación por parte de los negocios que soliciten subvenciones de asistencia.

Los premiados serán notificados tan pronto como sea posible. El proceso de recopilación y revisión de solicitudes tomará al menos una semana.


Tamaño de subvención

  • Hasta $3,000 - sin local o empleados
  • Hasta $5,000 – local o 1-4 empleados
  • Hasta $7,500 - local o más de 5 empleados

Si tiene preguntas, no dude en utilizar la sección de preguntas y respuestas a continuación. Responderemos lo más rápido que podamos.


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    BKB Associates

    4 months ago

    BKB Associates owner Brant Blodgett grew up in rural Willamette Valley and treats his customers with the type of friendly, easygoing demeanor you would expect from a lifelong Oregonian.

    “We started this business to help smaller companies in a personal way with the task of making their office look great without breaking the bank,” says Brant.

    After graduating from Oregon State University in 1988, Brant began his career in sales and marketing. Along the way, he spent seven years working with a prominent furniture and industrial products company. After gaining experience in the industry, Brant decided to open his own... Continue reading

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    Corrective Step Foot Health Center

    4 months ago

    While receiving his education and training at Emory University and the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Dr. Ejiro Isiorho (pictured) was troubled by the impersonal and hurried nature of the medical profession. “It feels like many providers focus on getting patients in and out the door fastest instead of helping them get better,” says Ejiro. Disheartened by this revolving door approach to medicine, Ejiro saw a better way and decided to open Corrective Step Foot Health Center with compassion and patient education at the forefront of his practice.

    With nearly 130 years of combined health care experience under one roof, Corrective... Continue reading

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    Oregon Music Academy

    5 months ago

    With budget cuts forcing the elimination of music programs from local school curriculums, Renee and Matt Dolphin started offering after school music lessons and classes to help fill the growing need for more arts programs. The need was clearly there, and the number of students in Renee and Matt’s programs kept growing. They quickly outgrew their original lesson space, the 100-year-old, one room Rex schoolhouse near Sherwood. To meet demand, Renee and Matt started Oregon Music Academy in 2009, moving into their current facility on the corner of 99W and Durham Road.

    “We have been helping kids and adults learn... Continue reading

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    Willamette Anxiety Clinic

    5 months ago

    Twin sisters Allison and Jennifer Labrousse dreamed of opening their own clinic while studying for their Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University. Shortly after graduating, Allison and Jennifer opened Willamette Anxiety Clinic to turn their dream into a reality. Utilizing evidence-based treatment, Allison and Jennifer focus on providing counseling services for individuals experiencing anxiety and depression, tailoring treatment to their client's specific circumstances, values, and needs.

    “We have a passion for helping our clients experience healing and are dedicated to their mental wellness,” says Allison and Jennifer. “We’ve been in business for one year... Continue reading

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    Pacific Northwest Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

    5 months ago

    Abby Drinkard and Marianna Dubova (pictured) opened Pacific Northwest Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic in October 2001 after graduating from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Marianna and Abby had been study partners at school and opened their clinic with a vision to provide complementary and alternative medicine treatments and educate the community about the importance of mind and body healing and wellness.

    “We are a very small business, women run and operated,” says Abby and Marianna. “This coming October we will be starting our 20th year in business and we’ve been in Tigard the whole time. We get patients from... Continue reading

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    Mai's Travel Service

    5 months ago

    Mai Harlan started Mai’s Travel Service 26 years ago to break out on her own after being employed by another travel company for seven years. Working with both business and leisure travelers, Mai builds highly customized travel arrangements that save time and make travel fun and hassle free. Mai loves helping people embark on new adventures by experiencing and exploring the world. She prides herself on timely, efficient service for her clients and works hard to provide the best travel options available.

    Mai’s began experiencing difficulties related to COVID-19 in mid-February, when her clients began cancelling trips due to flight... Continue reading

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    Fido's

    5 months ago

    Combining beer and dogs, two things Pacific Northwesterners love best, Fido’s is “The World’s First Dog Tap House” and anything but your typical brewpub. Sure, they have adult beverages (40 taps of beer, wine and cider to be exact) and a wide-ranging food menu, but the main attraction is on four legs. Dedicated to world class beer and the welfare of dogs, Fido’s is the first (and still only) bar in the world that fosters rescue dogs, featuring anywhere from four to six pooches who live at the bar until they’re adopted. Dogs reside in a special “fido room,” where... Continue reading

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    Vaughan Computer Networking

    5 months ago


    Henry “Hank” Vaughan (pictured) started Vaughan Computer Networking out of necessity. Let go from his job at a large firm, Hank decided to open his own company with the niche of maintaining computer systems exclusively for dental offices. This includes specialized digital imaging and x-ray equipment that dental offices rely on to diagnose patients.

    Starting out with four clients Hank knew from his previous job, Vaughan Computer Networking has grown by word of mouth since opening in 2003. “Most of my customers have been with me almost two decades,” Hank says. “At one point we had 150 clients in three... Continue reading

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    The Tamale House

    6 months ago


    The Tamale House has been in Tigard for nearly 10 years. Owner Maria Magdalena Jump learned about the emergency relief grant after the City of Tigard and the Tigard Chamber of Commerce reached out to her. If it hadn’t been for that intentional contact, she likely would not have known about the grant opportunity.

    Two major barriers that kept The Tamale House from being able to get funding in the past were not having the right documentation to fill the requirements and not being able to navigate the traditional banking system.

    With a $1,500 Tigard CARES grant, The Tamale House... Continue reading

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    GDL Screen Printing

    6 months ago

    Brothers Ramón and Carlos Diaz dreamed of starting their own screen printing business in Oregon. They had years of experience, so in 2015 they started their business in the garage of Ramón's house. By combining their efforts in the sales and production area, in a short time the business grew.

    In 2017, the garage space was no longer sufficient. So, with a loan from MESO, they moved to a commercial space in Tigard and acquired more equipment that allowed them to increase their production and gave more reliability to the business. In just a few months, production doubled.

    Unfortunately, due... Continue reading

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