FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020

Yamhill County is now accepting applications for the newest round of grant funding. The online application portal will go live at 8:00am on December 11th and will close at 11:59pm on December 20th.

The online portal is located at

These funds represent Yamhill County’s allocation of the State’s $55 million fund for business relief. Yamhill will be disbursing $1.4 million directly, up to $10,000 per award.

Eligible applicants must have a business located in Yamhill County that was adversely affected in either one of the following two ways:

● Businesses prohibited from operating as directed by Executive Order 20-65. (gyms/fitness, indoor rec, museums, indoor/outdoor entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools, sports courts, event venues, zoos, gardens, aquariums)

● Those businesses in the tourism, hospitality, and event sectors who were impacted by Executive Order 20-65 (defined as restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, lodging, caterers, and event rental companies)

● Rural businesses impacted by closure and change of service orders related to the COVID 19 pandemic and the Executive orders 20-12 or 20-65

Eligible businesses must have 100 or fewer FTE (full-time equivalent) employees as of 11/31/2020

Grant recipients will be chosen through a lottery system. Priority will be given to entertainment, fitness, tourism, hospitality, and event sectors or those businesses forced to close due to the Governor’s ordered Freezes.

Yamhill County Grant Press Release (English) (PDF)

Yamhill County Grant Press Release (Spanish) (PDF)