PRESS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release

DATE:            July 1, 2020

CONTACT:   Christine Jarski, (541) 962-1307; cjarski@cityoflagrande.org

 The City of La Grande Offers Grants for Small Businesses

La Grande, OR –  The City of La Grande has received funding from Business Oregon to offer grants for small businesses who have experienced at least a 50% reduction in revenue in the months of March or April 2020 compared to January or February 2020.  Eligible business must have been unable to access the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Payroll Protection Programs (PPP) that were offered as part of the CARES Act.

Grant will be available to businesses located in the City of La Grande’s City Limits only.  Applications are available now and will be accepted through July 24, 2020 at 5 pm.  Applications are available at :  https://ignitemybusiness.org or by calling (541) 962-1307 and requesting that a hard copy application be mailed.  The application form is available in English and Spanish (and other languages upon request.

Please read the qualifications carefully.  If you are operating a sole proprietorship and do not have a registered assumed business name, please include a copy of your Schedule C tax return with your application.

This Program was funded in part with State of Oregon General Funds and Lottery Funds administered by the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon). 

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