Relief is making its way to small businesses affected by the pandemic in Lane County by way of $2.4 million in grants from the State of Oregon. This is the seventh round of funding disbursed by the county and CommunityLending Works.
The City of Eugene plans to distribute millions of units of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, to small businesses and nonprofits for free this month. Eligible businesses and organizations can begin applying on Jan. 12.
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, local businesses have reduced service—or even closed temporarily. Now, Lane County has created a fund to help relieve financial stress from local businesses.