Thanks to the generosity of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors and other community members, the Boost Up Bend program was able to fund an additional $27,000 in grant requests for small businesses, bringing the total awards to $90,000.
These grants help local, small businesses in Bend defray costs related to reopening their doors.
Grants are available up $2,500 to businesses with less than 15 full time equivalent staff sizes and sole proprietors. Funds are specifically to help defray costs for businesses to reopen, including personal protection equipment, sanitizing supplies, needed changes to physical spaces and more.
Additional qualified applications remain, and additional donations from the community will go directly to help these businesses weather the impacts of COVID-19 closures.
Make donations here. All contributions are appreciated!