Vancouver extends deadline for small business aid applications

The program is a joint venture of Mercy Corps Northwest, Clark County and the city

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver has extended the application deadline for their new Small Business Relief Grant Program. The program is a joint venture of Mercy Corps Northwest, Clark County and the city. 

In consultation with Clark County and the city of Vancouver, Mercy Corps Northwest has decided to extend the deadline of the Small Business Relief Grants program from Sept. 12 to Sept. 25 at midnight PDT. 

The extension will allow applicants more time to complete the application, especially in light of the current wildfire situation, and encourage new applications from hard-to-reach businesses. 

Graphic courtesy of the city of Vancouver
Graphic courtesy of the city of Vancouver

You can visit or call (503) 415-1927 if you need guidance with your application or have questions.

The program’s grants are designed to assist local small businesses categorized as microenterprises with five or fewer employees who have been hard-hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official program announcement from earlier this month can be found here.

Mercy Corps will be accepting applications directly through a dedicated webpage, and applications will continue to be accepted through Friday, Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

The webpage also includes eligibility criteria and what a business needs to apply. Business owners should note that grants for businesses located within the city of Vancouver will be capped at $2,500. 

The city is also hosting information on the grant program on their Small Business Assistance Program webpage.

Information on the program is available in English, Spanish and Russian.

Information provided by the city of Vancouver.