Updates regarding  City Operations during the COVID 19 event
 Traffic Court is now held in the Council Chamber..

The front doors of City Hall will be open from 8:00 am to 8:45 am for TRAFFIC COURT ONLY

Those coming to Traffic Court must wear a mask.  No Public Restrooms.

Please see Press Release for more information on Phase 2 Operations

Public Records Request may be delayed during the pandemic.  Click here for the Press Release.

City Meetings are being held VIA ZOOM and Can be viewed on the City’s website. 
 

Business Grant Information

Business Grant Information

BUSINESS GRANT INFORMATION:

Overview:

The City of The Dalles was granted $200,000 from Business Oregon to distribute COVID-19 Emergency Business Assistance Grants in Wasco County. In addition, match funds from the City ($150,000) and County ($50,000) will also support the program. Grants will be disbursed on a first come, first-served basis with $300,000 in funding available to businesses located within the City of The Dalles and $100,000 in funding available to businesses in Wasco County outside of The Dalles city limits.

Eligible applicants are small businesses (including independent contractors and sole proprietors) and non-profits (501(c)3s only) with 25 or fewer employees that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic between March and August of 2020. Businesses that have received federal emergency assistance under the federal CARES Act, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance Program or other federal emergency pandemic assistance funding may be eligible and are encouraged to apply. Please see below for more details on eligibility criteria.

Grant Amounts:

Awards to eligible businesses will be made as a grant. The amount of the grant will be the greater of two figures: first based on the number of employees before the COVID-19 crisis (as of February 29, 2020); or the second based on the documented amount of fixed operating expenses for the 60 day period of January 1 through February 29, 2020:

  • 1-5 employees: $2,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.
  • 6-10 employees: $5,000, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $10,000.
  • 11-15 employees: $7,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $15,000.
  • 16-20 employees: $10,000, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $20,000.
  • 20-25 employees: $12,500, or 60-day fixed expenses up to a maximum of $25,000.

Only employees reported to the Oregon Employment Department on Form 132, for Q4 2019 or Q1 2020, will be considered eligible when calculating the number of employees.

Grant Award Amount Reductions

Grant award amounts will be reduced by any amount applicant has received from federal CARES Act funds or other federal funds including: Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program (EIDL); and other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding.

State of Oregn COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application - English

State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application - Spanish

State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application - Vietnamese

State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application -  Russian 

State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application - Korean

State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application - Chinese

Applications will be accepted starting September 9, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Submit applications to bizgrants@mcedd.org or mail/ hand deliver to MCEDD at 802 Chenowith Loop Road, The Dalles, OR 97058.

Questions? Contact Jacque Schei with questions about the program at (541) 296-2266 x 1006 or bizgrant@mcedd.org.

Eligible Business Applicants

  1. Businesses must be adversely affected economically in either one of the following two categories:

    • Those for-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by the Governor of Oregon’s Executive Order No. 20-12.
    • Those for-profit businesses that can demonstrate a one month decline in sales due to the COVID19 epidemic of 50% or more in one of the months of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020 as compared against sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020, or for companies with cyclical or seasonal sales, compared with the comparable month in 2019.
    • Those 501(c)(3) non-profit businesses that can demonstrate a decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 epidemic of 50% or more in one of the months of March, April, May, June, July or August 2020 as compared against revenue in the month of January 2020 or February, or for non-profits with cyclical or seasonal revenues, the comparable month in 2019.
  2. Businesses must have 25 or fewer employees.

Ineligible Business Applicants

Ineligible applicants include the following categories of businesses:

  • Passive real estate holding companies and others holding passive investments.
  • Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) status.
  • Businesses that fail to certify they are not delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due before the date of application.
  • Businesses that do not certify they are in compliance and will comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Businesses not headquartered and with principal operations in Oregon.
  • Businesses not registered to do business in Oregon (Secretary of State Business Registry verification) if such registration is required.
  • Performing arts venues and cultural or arts organizations that receive funds under the statewide Business and Cultural Support program established by the 14 July 2020 Legislative Emergency Board.

 

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