Free Money for Your Tualatin Business Rent & Child Care Expenses!

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant

If you live in or own a business in Tualatin, Oregon, congratulations! There’s free money in the form of grants available right now!

Who qualifies?

  • Small business owners in Tualatin with 25 or fewer employees.
  • Tualatin residents who pay for child care in Tualatin. This applies to you, to your friends, and your employees so please share this information!

On Friday, Jonathan Taylor, Economic Development Manager for the City of Tualatin announced these three exciting programs which are injecting capital into Tualatin businesses and supporting Tualatin families.

Small business owners can apply for the City of Tualatin Business Rent Assistance Program and/or the State of Oregon Business Grant Program.

Here is a quick overview:

  1. City of Tualatin Business Rent Assistance Program
  • $400,000 in small business grants funded by the C.A.R.E.S. Act. The money needs to be designated for small business owners by Nov. 15 or it will be returned to the federal government.
  • Grants will pay for up to two (2) months of your rent (up to $8,000).
  • You need a current Tualatin business license.
  • Either:
    • Your business was prohibited from opening OR
    • Your revenue declined 25% when 2019 is compared to the same months in 2020.

Apply here: https://www.tualatinoregon.gov/economicdevelopment/business-rent-assistance-program

  1. State of Oregon Business Assistance Grant Distributed through the City of Tualatin
  • About $200,000 will be distributed to small businesses in Tualatin. If not distributed, the money is returned to the state.
  • Grants are up to $25,000 per business.
  • You need a current Tualatin business license.
  • Either:
    • Your business was prohibited from opening OR
    • Your revenue declined 50% when 2019 is compared to the same months in 2020.

To apply for this grant, click here:

https://www.tualatinoregon.gov/economicdevelopment/state-oregon-business-assistance-grant-program

To learn more and/or apply for either or both of the small business grants, click here: https://www.tualatinoregon.gov/economicdevelopment/covid-19-small-business-grants

  1. The City of Tualatin ChildCARES Scholarships
  • $250,000 in scholarships to pay child care expenses
  • Award: up to $1,000 per month for 3 months
  • Maximum of two scholarships per household.
  • You must reside in Tualatin.
  • The childcare provider must be a registered Emergency Child Care Provider (ECC) in Tualatin.

To learn more for yourself or for your employees, please click here: https://www.tualatinoregon.gov/economicdevelopment/childcares-scholarships

If you would like help in applying for any or all of these, please reach out to me at brcconsultant@tualatinchamber.com

Go get ‘em, Tiger!

Kathy Bazan, Business Recovery Center Consultant
BRCconsultant@tualatinchamber.com

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