Prosper Portland’s Economic Recovery Investments Funded by the American Rescue Plan
Portland City Council allocated $7,395,931 of Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Prosper Portland in June and July 2021 to support these projects.
Learn more about the principles used to guide these investment priorities at portland.gov/united/rescueplan
Learn more about our pandemic recovery programs and resources:
Shop Small PDX
In the midst of a public health & economic crisis, how and where you spend your money matters. Portland’s small businesses are the very soul of the city – and many of them, owned by People of Color, could use your business. They’re showcased at Shop Small PDX, where you’ll find inspiration and excitement in a full array of products, services, experiences and gift ideas.
Small Business Relief Fund Round 1 (Closed)
On March 18, 2020 Portland City Council approved the allocation of $1 million in general fund dollars for relief to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program served as a bridge of support for Portland small businesses until state and federal disaster resources became available.
Talking to Customers about Face Coverings
Enforcing the face covering policy required by state law protects the well-being of your customers and your own personal safety while at work. Here are some tips and helpful information for communicating with customers who do not comply with the law.
Prosper Portland is committed to helping Portland’s small businesses open with care under the guidance of State of Oregon and County requirements. Read on for resources for small businesses and nonprofits planning for the phased reopening.
Local Small Business Repair Grant
The Local Small Business Repair Grants use existing tax increment funding (TIF) resources and funding allocated by City Council to provide near-term support for small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Portland Small Business Relief Fund
City Council allocated $15 million in federal CARES Act relief to Prosper Portland to distribute to small business via the Small Business Relief Fund and block grants to community nonprofits.
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