COVID-19 Business Grants

COVID-19 Business Grants

Applications for small business relief funds are now open

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  • Applications open: Monday, October 4th, 9am
  • Applications close: Friday, October 22nd, 5 pm
  • Applicants notified: Monday, November 15th
  • Funds disbursed: November-December 2021

Use our FAQ Page to view answers to common questions! 

We’re pleased to announce the latest round of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant program begins September 13, 2021. The Native American Youth & Family Center, Oregon Native American Chamber, Our 42nd Avenue, and Cully Boulevard Alliance have partnered with Multnomah County to provide direct relief to entrepreneurs in our community. Funding distribution is guided by our equity framework and the knowledge that the BIPOC community have experienced the greatest impacts from the pandemic and are in need of the most support. These funds will serve applicants across multiple demographic categories; all small businesses that meet the eligibility requirements will be considered.

Eligibility requirements

  • Organization has experienced a decline in revenue since February 1, 2020
  • Organization is primary source of income for business owner(s) (unless organization is an eligible nonprofit)
  • Organizations must have $5 million or less in annual gross revenue
  • Organization must have less than 100 employees
  • Principal place of business must be located within Multnomah County
  • Organization must have a valid business license with the Oregon Secretary of State and must have been in operation and in compliance with the State of Oregon registration requirements on or prior to December 30, 2019 or are a registered 501c3. (Sole proprietors operating under the owner’s name are not required to register with the State of Oregon).

Selection and distribution process

NAYA will use established and vetted criteria, modeled alongside Prosper Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund, to rank qualified applications in order of priority. The selection committee includes representatives from NAYA’s Microenterprise Program, the Oregon Native American Chamber, Our 42nd Avenue, and Cully Blvd Alliance. Grant priorities include:

  • Businesses that have experienced a decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19
  • Businesses owned by Native entrepreneurs, other communities of color, female entrepreneurs, or individuals whose business is located in the Cully neighborhood.
  • Organizations for which resources will help them remain operational
  • Use of funds focused on helping operations shift, pivot, or adapt to the new COVID-19 environment

Please have these items on hand when you’re ready to apply:  


Use our FAQ Page to view answers to common questions!