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Jackson County offers $250,000 in COVID-19 aid to businesses

Local businesses that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a share of $250,000 in Jackson County grant funds.

The funding is for sole proprietors and small businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

Grants amounts range from $2,500 to $25,000 depending on the size of the business.

Businesses must demonstrate at least a 50% drop-off in revenue during March, April, May, June, July or August compared to revenue in January or February.

Those with cyclical or seasonal sales can use a comparable month in 2019.

Businesses that have received federal Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loans can apply for this round of funding from the county.

However, businesses that previously received COVID-19 aid from Jackson County or the cities of Medford, Ashland or Talent are not eligible.

Businesses have to have been operating for at least a year and be registered to do business in Jackson County.

The grant application and eligibility requirements are posted on Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc.’s website at www.soredi.org/covidgrants. Applications are available in both English and Spanish.

Applications will be accepted until the funding runs out. At that time, the online application will be disabled.

Funding will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying businesses.

Información en español

El Condado de Jackson tiene $250,000 adicionales en fondos de subvenciones disponibles para ayudar a las empresas pequeñas (menos de 25 empleados) afectadas negativamente por COVID-19.

Las empresas pueden recibir $2,500 a $25,000dependiendo del número de empleados.

Ver la aplicación enespañol ensoredi.org/covid/jcmspanish/.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.

Jackson County is offering aid to small businesses hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune