The Dalles — City of The Dalles Economic Recovery Grant (Relief Grant) will begin accepting applications from eligible small businesses and small non-profits, based in The Dalles, on Jan. 15. The application period will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 22.

The goal of the Relief Grant is to provide immediate financial relief to The Dalles’ hardest hit small businesses and non-profits in the form of unrestricted grants to support rent, employee salaries, and operating costs as a stop-gap relief. Grant funds to be awarded the last week of January.

The following details and parameters define the Relief Grant:

  • $100,000 in available funds
  • Applications accepted: Jan. 15 -22 at 5 p.m.
  • Standard grant award up to $2,500

Businesses meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • “Brick and Mortar” commercial businesses or small not-for-profits serving customers and constituents in a premise that is open to the general public
  • Business is located within the 97058-zip code
  • Current business license number with the State of Oregon
  • Demonstrated negative financial impact from COVID-19
  • 25 or fewer FTE (full time equivalent) employees
  • Business is open, or intends to re-open after restrictions lift

Priority will be given to the following:

  • First priority will be given to fitness facility businesses
  • Second priority will be given to non-corporate restaurants who were required to reduce their normal operations to curbside and/or delivery service.
  • Third priority will be given to other businesses that did not receive the City of The Dalles Small Business Relief Grant that was issued in December 2020.

Please note: All businesses are encouraged to apply even if they do not fall into a priority category.

For more information, including details on criteria about the grant, please email or call the City of The Dalles, or 541-296-5481 ext. 1118; apply HERE