COVID-19 Grants and Business Resources

With the spread of COVID-19, business has been made difficult throughout not only our county, but the entire world. As such, the Port is providing a straight-forward list of resources to help our economy survive. Below are two grant programs for Columbia County businesses only. The application process is now open. Please read through each program description before applying. If you are having trouble discerning which grant might be the best fit for you, please feel free to fill out a short questionnaire here: questionnaire link

Port of Columbia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

 A total of $223,614 is 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 through 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, submit required documentation, and certify this form before August 14, 2020. The following application can be filled out online, signed electronically, and emailed to [email protected] 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. For any questions, email [email protected].

CDBG Micro-Grant Program

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. To request assistance, you must meet the program requirements, submit required documentation, and certify this form before August 14, 2020. 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 [email protected] 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. For any questions, email [email protected].

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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