City of Cottage Grove Small Business Grant Program

This program is funded by the City of Cottage grove and administered by Community LendingWorks. It is designed to assist COVID-impacted local Cottage Grove small businesses with utility costs incurred with the City of Cottage Grove from March 1, 2020 through present day.

Eligible businesses must:
Be located & headquartered within Cottage Grove city limits;
Have no more than 20 employees;
During any month within the period of March 1, 2020 to present day: the business was forced to close by executive order from the Governor of the State of Oregon, or was impacted by mandated COVID restrictions on capacity/operations, or experienced a reduction in sales compared with the same month in the prior year.

Award Amount
Businesses will be eligible for a grant award in the amount equaling the sum of eligible utility bills incurred with the City of Cottage Grove during months in which the business was impacted, up to:
Maximum of $1,000 for business which were forced to close by executive order, or;
Maximum of $400 for businesses which were impacted by mandated COVID restrictions on capacity/operations, or experienced a reduction in sales compared with the same month in the prior year (these amounts are tentative and subject to change per demand).

Application
Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 30th at 11:59pm, and reviewed in the order they are received. A completed application package will include:
Signed and completed Application Form;
Copies of all utility bills incurred by this business with the City of Cottage Grove during periods when the business was forced to close by executive order and/or impacted by mandated COVID restrictions.

Utility records may be obtained by contacting the City of Cottage Grove here:
(541) 942-3346 -or- cgwater@cottagegrove.org

Applications must be submitted online via the link below.

Please direct any application questions to: info@communitylendingworks.org