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Yamhill County Grant Program Now Open

Thursday, May 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristine Thomas
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In April 2019, the Yamhill County Commissioners officially adopted a new county grant program.


SEDCOR Yamhill County Business & Retention Manager Abisha Stone worked with Yamhill County Grants and Special Projects Manager Carrie Martin to develop the grant program. Stone said a subcommittee for the recently formed Economic Development Advisory Council for Yamhill County will review the grants and make recommendations to the Yamhill County Commissioners.


“SEDCOR supports Yamhill County by coordinating a collaborative effort to expand economic opportunities for businesses,” Stone said. “The grants provide a way for companies to grow, something we know contributes to the county’s economic vitality.” 


The new grant program has three grants to help promote and enhance economic vitality in Yamhill County.


The Start-Up Grant awards two $25,000 grants per year and will help foster a countywide culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Applicants must be participants in the Launch-Mid Valley Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) initiative to be considered.


The Small Grants will be smaller awards of up to $10,000 per grant and will provide flexible and responsive financial support to businesses and organizations engaged in various stages of development. Up to $66,700 of Small Grants can be awarded this year.


The Strategic Investment Fund will give grants up to $100,000 per award and support businesses and organizations making significant investments in the region. Traded-sector businesses with job-growth potential will be given priority for the Strategic Investment Grants. Up to $133,300 can be awarded this year.


Applications for all three grants opened on May 1, 2019 with applications closing on June 30, 2019 for the Small Grants and the Strategic Investment Fund. The Start-Up Grant application ends Dec. 31, 2019. To be eligible all projects must be located in Yamhill County and have economic development significance. Projects should be focused on acquisition, capacity building, construction, equipment purchases, market research, technical assistance, or workforce training programs.


Applications can be found either in person at the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners’ Office located at 434 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, Oregon or online at the Yamhill County website. All applications must be submitted to Carrie Martin by mail at 535 NE Fifth Street, McMinnville, OR 97128 or through email at


To reach SEDCOR Yamhill County Business & Retention Manager Abisha Stone, please call 503-507-4175 or email


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