Before you apply, we have a few questions to help direct you to the correct application

Are you a business, nonprofit,
individual, or family?

For your organization (business or nonprofit) to qualify, you must have:

  1. Experienced, or are experiencing, business interruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic closures or restrictions
  2. Experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
  3. Incurred, or are incurring, new COVID-19 related expenses between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

To apply you will need to collect a few documents for proof of eligibility

Eligible Black-owned businesses and Black-led nonprofits must be registered in Oregon and have an eligible Tax ID number. Key artifacts you will need to upload in your application include:

1.

Profit and Loss Reports:

Report #1: 1/1/2020—2/28/2020

Report #2: 3/1/2020 – Most recent month prior to application

2.

COVID-related expenses

Simple budget articulation showing additional projected expenses in 2020, caused by COVID-19.

3.

Current IRS W-9 Form

A completed W-9 form that includes your signature, date, and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

To qualify you must:

  1. Experienced, or are experiencing, emergency financial need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
  3. Incurred, or are incurring, new COVID-19 related expenses between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

To apply you will need to collect a few documents for proof of eligibility

The Oregon Cares Fund provides Black individuals, families, businesses and non-profits experiencing adverse effects from the COVID-19 pandemic with cash grants. Attestation of adversity must be demonstrated, as noted below.

Cash grants are available for individuals or families experiencing housing insecurity, emergency needs, or unforeseen funeral costs caused by COVID-19. Proof of eligibility to include:

1.

Proof of Oregon Residence

All applicants must submit a photo proving an Oregon driver’s license or an Oregon ID.

2.

Calculation of financial need

Applicants should have personal financial information ready when completing the application. The application will ask for information including monthly income, monthly household expenses, and cash savings. Please have it ready when you start your application.