Tigard Business Support

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The City of Tigard is committed to supporting businesses and employees and recognizes the business impacts of the coronavirus measures being implemented.

We understand that business owners and employees have many questions surrounding the virus and its effect on business operations and economic security. We have compiled resources from national, state, and regional organizations for your reference.

This information is changing almost daily; please check back often for updates.

For general information about the City's response to the coronavirus, visit the COVID-19 Information page.


The City of Tigard is committed to supporting businesses and employees and recognizes the business impacts of the coronavirus measures being implemented.

We understand that business owners and employees have many questions surrounding the virus and its effect on business operations and economic security. We have compiled resources from national, state, and regional organizations for your reference.

This information is changing almost daily; please check back often for updates.

For general information about the City's response to the coronavirus, visit the COVID-19 Information page.

  • Digital Media Webinar Series presented by MESO

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    24 Dec 2020
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    Join us next month for a special four-part Digital Media webinar series. This series will provide business owners with an introduction to social media and digital marketing strategies to help you attract more customers and improve your sales. Webinars presented in English and Spanish.

    What: Digital Media Webinar Series, presented by MESO

    When:

    Jan 20: 6-8 pm: Social Media Set Up & Content Management

    Jan 21: 6-8 pm: Online Reputation Management & Analytics

    Jan 27: 6-8 pm: Instagram Basics & Social Engagement

    Jan 28: 6-8 pm: Website Build & Management

    Cost: $50 for the series (Tigard business discount: Use promo code TIG25 at checkout for $25 off)

    Pre-register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-media-workshop-series-tickets-132486939001

  • Federal CARES Act Business Assistance

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    07 Jan 2021

    Paycheck Protection Program

    Provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $659 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

    Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

    More info

    Economic Injury Disaster Loans

    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid. If a business received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance in addition to a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the amount of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance will be deducted from the PPP loan forgiveness amount by SBA.

    More info

  • Tigard CARES

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    10 Dec 2020
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    The application window for Tigard CARES phase V is currently closed. There are more requests for grants than available funding.

    Applications submitted before December 16, 2020 are being reviewed for eligibility. We are working quickly to notify eligible firms of grant awards.

    Applications submitted after December 16, 2020 will be added to a wait list for consideration if additional funds are available.

    More information at: www.engage.tigard-or.gov/cares


  • Free PPE Supplies for Small Businesses

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    Washington County Program

    Washington County is making available to Washington County businesses limited quantities of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you need to reopen and recover. This program is part of Washington County’s Small Business Emergency Assistance (SBEA) program.

    Learn more and order supplies

    State of Oregon Program

    Governor Brown has announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small businesses and child care providers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of protective supplies. The state of Oregon is fulfilling orders at no charge until resources are depleted.

    Learn more and order supplies



  • Tigard AID Program

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    02 Jun 2020
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    The Tigard AID Program provides relief from city utility fees and charges during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tigard City Council recently approved $2.2 million in customer assistance as part of the Tigard AID Program, including:

    • Commercial & residential utility billing credits
    • Deferral of alarm permit fees
    • Suspending water shutoffs for nonpayment
    • Delaying utility bill rate increases

    To learn more about benefits business owners and employees may qualify for, visit https://tigard-or.gov/aid/

  • Tigard Outside

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    04 Jun 2020
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    Temporary Outdoor Business Activities Program

    To support local businesses during the ongoing public health emergency related to COVID-19, the City of Tigard is implementing a program to temporarily relax some rules related to outdoor business activities in commercial zones. There are two components to this program.

    • Expansion of business activities onto outdoor private property does not require a permit, but does require that certain standards are met.
    • Expansion of business activities into the public right-of-way, such as sidewalks and plazas requires a temporary permit. The application for that permit.

    Click here for more information on the outdoor business program.

  • Reopen Ready

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    18 May 2020
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    Is your business Reopen Ready?

    ReOpen Ready Posters

    Business across Tigard are preparing to reopen. Some already have, based on guidance from the State of Oregon. Starting next week, look for Reopen Ready posters in shop windows. Businesses displaying the poster have committed to federal, state and industry guidelines for creating a safe space for customers. Download your poster at https://tigardchamber.org/reopen-ready-toolkit-and-business-resources/

    ReOpen Ready Webinar Series

    The ReOpen Ready webinar series guides business owners through the critical steps and best practices they should consider as they prepare to reopen. The City of Tigard in partnership with the Tigard Chamber of Commerce and professionals from Washington County conducted four webinars focused on helping business owners create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for their customers and employees. Each webinar highlighted actions, guidelines and best practices for a different business sector.

    Several businesses that participated in the live webinars via zoom decided to use the recorded video as training for their employees when they return to work. Each of the links below connects directly to the webinar recorded for that business sector.

    Links to the recordings (in English and Spanish) can also be found at: https://www.youtube.com/user/tigardchamber/videos

  • Reopening Business

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    04 May 2020
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    Reopening Washington County

    Click here for the latest updates on Washington County's reopening status.

    Click here for FAQs about Washingon County's reopening status.


    State of Oregon Reopening Guidelines


    Recovery Ready: Planning to Reopen Your Business

    • Workplace COVID-19 Prevention & Response Toolkit (En español) - With more Oregon workplaces experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, Washington County has created a downloadable toolkit in English and Spanish to help businesses address and prevent these outbreaks. The toolkit contains information about providing mandatory sick leave for employees who test positive, protecting employees from discrimination or retaliation, common symptoms of COVID-19, guidelines about when an employee can return to work, and an extensive checklist for employers to make sure they are reducing the chance of transmission.
    • COVID-19 Testing Locator (En español) - Are you wondering where you can find a COVID-19 testing site? This website can help you find local information about where testing is available.
    • CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Businesses - Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening your business that will require careful planning. This site provides a general framework for cleaning and disinfection practices.
    • CDC Communications Toolkit - This toolkit provides an array of public health messaging for migrants, refugees, and other limited-English-proficient populations, including current messaging and guidelines, information in plain language available for downloading and sharing, and translated materials to help communities disseminate messages to a wider audience.
    • Reopen Main StreetCompiles potential reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses and organizations as we enter the COVID-19 recovery phase. Content is organized and updated for quick access based on your needs, interests and industry.
    • Pandemic Relaunch Toolkit for Restaurants and Bars - This toolkit is designed to help restaurant owners understand, plan and mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contains capital management tactics, operational guidance to relaunch, and resources to help future-proof your restaurant.


  • Local Resources

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    04 May 2020
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    Tigard Resources

    • Tigard CARES - The City of Tigard's emergency business assistance program. Tigard CARES will provide financial assistance to help firms overcome the temporary loss of revenue from the COVID-19 crisis.
    • Shop Tigard! - Add your business to a list of Tigard businesses offering takeout, delivery, gift cards or otherwise getting creative to continue operating.
    • Tigard Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates

    Regional Resources

  • Federal Resources

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    04 May 2020

    Small Business Administration / CARES Act

    • Paycheck Protection Program - An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
    • EIDL Advance Loan - Designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. At this time, only agricultural business applications will be accepted due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented submission of applications already received.
    • Express Bridge Loans - Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
    • Debt Relief - The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Internal Revenue Service