Greetings small business owner,
We are working to assemble all of the information in one place for you to easily apply for the resources that you need to get through this time. Please check back daily for updated information. We will continue to update as we get more data. Please excuse any spelling or formatting errors. We are working to get this to you as quickly as possible.
Don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions that you have. - Mindy Aisling, Executive Director, DBBA
Most Recent Update: 3/26/20 2:00 PM
Most Recent Updates:
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
In order to qualify for grant assistance from the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, the recipient must satisfy all of the following requirements:
Be a Bartender or the spouse or child of a Bartender. The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program defines a “Bartender” as an individual employed in serving beverages or otherwise engaged in the production, promotion or distribution of alcoholic beverages. An individual is considered “employed” as a Bartender if, for not less than one year prior to the application, the individual performed services as a Bartender on a regular full- or part-time basis or, if the catastrophic event or emergency hardship giving rise to the application prevents the individual from performing such services, for not less than one year prior to the event or hardship the individual performed services as a Bartender on a regular full- or part-time basis.
Apply for a disaster loan: https://disasterloan.sba.gov
More #Coronavirus resources for small businesses: https://sba.gov/coronavirus
For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Additional SBA Loan info
For businesses with limited time in operations and collateral, obtaining private financing can be challenging. It is possible that a credit enhancement program can help. These are programs that lenders use for customers that “nearly” qualify for their financial assistance. If your financial institution turns you down, inquire about these programs offered by the federal government and the State of Oregon.
Small Business Administration (SBA) (www.sba.gov )
Local Bend Small Business Development Center
Local Credit Unions
Temporary Benefits: UI benefits may be available to those who are on a temporary layoff. These benefits occur for claimants whose employer stops operation for a short period of time, such as cleaning following a coronavirus exposure. In these cases, employees expect to be back to work in four weeks or less. Workers can get UI benefits, and do not need to seek work with other employers. They must be able to work, stay in contact with you as their employer, and be available to work when called back.
What if my employer goes out of business as a result of COVID-19 coronavirus/Long term benefitsGenerally, you will be eligible for unemployment benefits. To find out if you are eligible, file an initial claim. We will gather information from you and your employer about your circumstances to determine your eligibility.
More info on unemployment benefits: CLICK HERE
Medical Insurance | Food Stamps
For food stamps: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/Pages/Eligibility-Apply.aspx
Information in English (PDF) Information in Spanish (PDF)
Free Meals Map
Home Internet Access
Comcast Internet Essentials, a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households, is not available for free for the first two months
Access from AT&T is a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households.
Business Interruption Insurance
- Business best practices and templates: https://resources.acce.org/crisismanagement
- Business Finance Officer Tom Schnell put together this helpful guide that walks businesses through steps they can take to deal with coronavirus fallout, including managing cashflow, payments and guidance on long-term planning: https://oeda.biz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Business-Survival-Tips-During-Coronavirus.pdf
- Central Oregon Emergency Information Network: (Local, state and federal agencies in Central Oregon are working together to provide the public easy and quick access to joint emergency updates): http://coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com/
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