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SOU SBDC - Important Updates!

Southern Oregon Strong Business
Success Grant Application
The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County has partnered with the Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to provide limited business grants to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The Southern Oregon Strong Business Success Grant Program is designed to provide direct payments to eligible businesses in Oregon House District #4 who have or are currently experiencing losses due to the impact of COVID-19.
The program may cover revenue losses related to utility expenses, mortgage and rent arrears, and other specific expenses to alleviate the financial impacts of COVID-19. Funds are allocated out of the US Treasury’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Grants. The Chamber may award eligible small business up to $50,000 in funds.
The application period will be open March 15, 2023, through April 26, 2023. Once the application period is closed, The Chamber will review all eligible applicants and determine grant awards. Applicants will be notified of the selection results starting on May 17, 2023.
For eligibility requirements and to apply for the grant, click HERE
IRS issues renewed warning on Employee Retention Credit claims; false claims generate compliance risk for people and businesses claiming credit improperly
For details, click HERE
If you have been thinking about starting a business, you will want to attend our interactive Zoom class:
Register HERE for the April 7, 3:00pm class - Fee $20.00
Once registered, you will be emailed the payment link and the Join Zoom link to attend the class.
The SOU Small Business Development Center is located at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Street (between Central and Riverside off 8th Street), in Medford. We offer local business advising for every stage of your business: from idea, to launch, to expansion--even help guide you through an exit or succession plan. Call for an appointment today: (541) 552-8300.
Higher Education Center
101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97504
Oregon Small Business Development Centers are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and by the Oregon Business Development Department.
SOU Small Business Development Center | 101 S. Bartlett Street, Room 130, Medford, OR 97501

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