COVID-19 Business Resources

Dear Business Owner,

This is a challenging time for small businesses. However, we want to assure you that Oregon Small Business Development Center advisers are available to work with your business to answer questions and provide resources. Below are links to important information that may be helpful for your business.

Each of our Centers across the state are open for business and available virtually by phone or video conference. Please contact your local Center for assistance.

If your business can make items such as masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer and boot/shoe covers, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management would like to hear from you at this link.

Funding Resources

SBA Funding Options (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)

SBA Funding Options Comparison

SBA Funding Diagram by Need

Funding Options FAQ

SBA Programs – Scams and Fraud Alerts

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees
by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)
This loan and loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic
relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

SBA Express Bridge Loans (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship
with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Debt Relief (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during
the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work Share Oregon
Work Share provides Oregon businesses an alternative to layoffs.
This newly streamlined program allows employers to leverage
unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages
for employers whose work time is reduced due to market downturns
or other business stressors.

Other National/State/Regional Funding Options

Resources for your Business

Your Guide to Navigating a Business Crisis

America’s SBDC COVID-19 Resources

Business Adversity Response Plan

Business Survival Tips During an Emergency Spanish

Oregon Resources

Governor Brown’s Guidance/Resources for Reopening Oregon

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Sources

Oregon Small Business Resource Navigator Translate to Spanish and other languages

Small Business Advocate : Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources For Business

Oregon Division of Finance’s Health Insurance Guidance (and other insurance related information)

Oregon Employment Department COVID-19 page

Oregon Dept. of Revenue Tax Relief Options

OSU Guidance for Small Farms and Local Food (includes guidance for Food & Beverage operators)

SAIF Coronavirus worker safety fund

Federal Resources

CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

OSHA’s COVID-19 Resources (click on ESPAÑOL at top of the page for Spanish translation)

IRS: Employee Retention Tax Credits Spanish

IRS: Federal Paid Leave and Tax Credits Spanish

USDA Resources

USDA Farmer’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19)

Partner Resources

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide

Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) COVID-19

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) COVID-19

The Oregon SBDC Team

No matter how long you’ve been in business, it doesn’t mean you can’t change or learn new things. The folks at the SBDC have been invaluable for that.
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