Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Covid-19 Resource Guide by Oregon Main Street April 1, 2020

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Request from Main Street America: Help Us Help Small Businesses. We are seeking information from small business owners about the challenges they’re facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically, we need to better understand the ability of businesses to withstand what may be a several months of suppressed revenue and what kinds of support programs will have the most impact. Please encourage your small businesses to respond to this survey. This data will make us stronger advocates to Congress, to state legislators, and to our local elected officials in explaining the kind of resources needed by Main Street businesses to weather the storm. We’re asking for responses by 5:00pm PT this Friday, April 3rd. It should take each small business owner about five minutes to go through the questions.


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  • The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sweet Relief provides immediate assistance through a DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work
  • CERF+ emergency assistance is available to established artists working in a craft discipline 
  • James Beard Foundation started a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide microgrants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need.
  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program Facebook’s small biz grant program has not yet been released, but you can sign up at the bottom of the page for updates when the application goes live. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. 
  • The AARP Community Challenge Grant deadline has been pushed back to May 15th.  For info and to apply:  If anyone has a questions or would like to discuss a project idea, you can contact Bandana Shrestha in the Oregon AARP office at

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Main Street Union and Economic Development Committee’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Union Oregon by leveraging the community...