Small Business Resources Apply Today Relief Funds By April 10

Portland neighborhood coffee shops and retail businesses can apply for this grant now! It’s essentially free rent money, TODAY!

Prosper Portland, the city’s economic development arm, on Monday started accepting applications for relief funds:…/prosper-portland-small-busine… Grant recipients will be selected by April 7. Funds are scheduled to go out right away, on April 10.


FED Support: Small businesses and sole proprietors need to act now on the many offers for support, including from the US Treasury, starting with payroll protection.

Start here:

Apply for SBA payroll support and keep employees

Get SBA support to be ready to reopen and ready for business

Assistance for Small Businesses


About Bridget Bayer

Bridget Bayer is an author and community organizer working to create vibrant main street business districts that support local economies. Bridget believes shared activities are a catalyst for positive change. Her professional work fosters community involvement by creating shared events that enhance communication, develop shared interests and support existing and start-up non-profit organizations. At home, Bridget focuses on innovative ecological practices, hates waste and dependably finds ways to eliminate it. After 25 years in the restaurant industry, she still loves to cook especially with locally sourced veggies including those homegrown from her garden. Bridget, the first mate on Ama Natura, lives on a floating home on the Columbia River in Portland with Peter Wilcox, instigator of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project, and the lovely Luna, her favorite cat.