Grants & Forgivable Loans

Business Oregon – Identifies a list of grants for small businesses and communities.

FedEx – Offers grants of $50,000 to small businesses. Future contests will be announced on the FedEx website.

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation –  A Small Business Loan program for Native-owned small businesses.

Prosper Portland – Offers a Local Small Business Repairs grant up to $10,000 for businesses with a City of Portland Business License in need of emergency repairs, such as broken windows or doors, graffiti, or sign damage. Offers a Prosperity Investment Program (PIP), a matching grant that assists businesses and property owners to make tenant improvements, and small and large scale improvements to new and existing buildings within certain Portland areas.

Small Business & Microenterprise Grant (SMBA) – The CDBG-CV Statewide Emergency Small Business & Microenterprise Grant Program is intended to help businesses remain solvent and able to retain/create low- and moderate-income jobs. Application period January 23, 2023 at 8 a.m. until January 27, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Student Loan Forgiveness — One-time federal student loan forgiveness. Applications due by December 31, 2023. (Federal Student Aid website Español/Spanish)

Worksystems – Funds for companies looking to further train IT and software employees.