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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Economic Opportunity Grant Program - Small Business Grant

Grants to Albany, Oregon Small Businesses to Create
Jobs for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

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City of Albany Community Development Department

Deadline Date:

03/01/20 12:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Albany, Oregon small businesses (with no more than five employees) to create jobs for low- or moderate income residents. Applicants must meet with program staff prior to applying. The business must create at least one full-time job or equivalent equal to at least 40 hours a week.

The following expenses are eligible for the grant:

  • Overhead expenses such as certifications, licenses, advertising, incorporation, insurance, etc.
  • Rent and utilities
  • Training, technical assistance, business services (such as web site development, etc.), to increase the capacity of recipients to carryout micro-enterprise activities
  • Labor expenses (excluding owner), business inventory and supplies
  • Capital or equipment purchases necessary for the business operation, excluding vehicles

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139236

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:
1. The applicant must be the business owner or entrepreneur.
2. The business must be physically located within Albany’s city limits.
3. The business must have five or fewer employees, including the owner.
4. The business must have been in business at least 6 months and have been established within the last 5 years.
5. The applicant must have had at least one pre-application advising session with the LBCC Small Business Development Center staff prior to submitting this application to evaluate the business plan and the application.

The types of businesses not eligible for this grant program include, but are not limited to: adult entertainment; gaming, liquor or tobacco stores; marijuana dispensaries and manufacturing; passive real estate investments; pyramid business structures; and any business or activity that does not comply with local, state or federal laws.

Funds cannot be used for the following:
- Vehicle purchases
- Construction, building or other improvements when Davis Bacon and Related Acts must be applied (prevailing wage requirements)
- Repayment of refinance of existing debt or to pay operating deficits tax arrearages, governmental fines or penalties or general government expenses
- Personal income or emergency situations
- Pre-start up research and development
- Speculative property purchases (real estate, stock, collectibles)
- Political or religious activities, lobbying or any activity prohibited in the CDBG regulations in 24 CFR 570

Pre-Application Information:

The next application deadline is March 1, 2020.

Applicants must schedule/attend a pre-application business advising session with one of LBCC’s Small Business Development Center advisors before applying.

Businesses must have a DUNS number ( and be registered with

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to

Hand-deliver or mail to:
Anne Catlin
Community Development Department
Albany City Hall
333 Broadalbin Street SW
P.O. Box 490 (if mailing)
Albany, OR 97321-0144

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USA: Oregon: City of Albany

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