COVID-19 Grants and Business Resources

The Port of Columbia continues to facilitate grant programs for Columbia County businesses that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please read through each program description and application form before applying. Please fill out one application only. Your business may not be reimbursed by multiple funders for the same cost (double-dipping), meaning that no duplicate payments or supplanting of other costs are allowed for these grants.  

Port of Columbia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Eligibility:

  • Business located in Columbia County
  • Business has been financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • 10 or fewer employees
  • Current Washington State business license
  • Eligible to receive federal funding (not debarred and not a cannabis-related business)
  • Received $5,000 or less from the WWSBEG program administered in April of 2020
  • Did not receive funding in the first round of the Small Business Relief Fund administered in August of 2020.

Maximum grant award amount is $10,000. Please read application for details on requirements for submission, including financial information.

Over $200,000 has been made available through this program for qualifying Columbia County businesses impacted by COVID-19, with each applicant eligible for up to $10,000. This grant fund is comprised of CARES Act funds coordinated with the City of Dayton and the State of Washington as well as a private foundation grant from Innovia. To request assistance, you must meet the program requirements spelled out in the grant application and submit required documentation. Grant recipients will be required to sign a contract certifying that their business has been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following application can be filled out online, signed electronically, and emailed to grants@portofcolumbia.org along with attached invoices. Alternatively, you can print it out, fill it out by hand, print out invoices, and bring it all up to the Port office.

Round two of this grant cycle is now open. Applications with required financial information included are due by 5 pm October 30th. Awards will be made by November 15th.

For questions and to submit your application, email grants@portofcolumbia.org or call the Port office at 382-2577.


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CDBG Micro-Grant Program

Eligibility:

  • Business located in Columbia County
  • Business owner must have a low-to-moderate household income (LMI)
  • Documented loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Current Washington State business license
  • Eligible to receive federal funding (not debarred and not a cannabis-related business)

Maximum grant award amount is $3,500. Please read application for details on requirements for submission, including financial information

A total of $6,025 is available through this program for qualifying microenterprise owners impacted by COVID-19, with each applicant eligible for up to $3,500. Funds were made available for this program through the Washington State Community Development Block Grant program. To request assistance, you must meet the program requirements spelled out in the application form and submit required documentation. This grant is best for low to moderate income businesses that need $3,500 or less. When funds in this program are exhausted, any applicants that were not funded are automatically eligible for the Port of Columbia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund. The following application can be filled out online, signed electronically, and emailed to grants@portofcolumbia.org along with attached invoices. Alternatively, you can print it out, fill it out by hand, print out invoices, and bring it up to the Port office.

Round two of this grant cycle is now open. Applications with required financial information included are due by 5 pm October 30th. Awards will be made by November 15th.

For questions and to submit your application, email grants@portofcolumbia.org or call the Port office at 382-2577. 


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Other Resources

Interested in state, federal, and even some other local opportunities for your business? Included in the document below are some resources to get you started.


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