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Yamhill County Supply Chain Localization Grant

The Yamhill County Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSLFRF) Grant Application Is Now Open

About The Grant Program

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the term "supply chain shortage" has been commonly used to describe disruptions in the receipt of consumer goods but has long been a term used within industry to describe a network of material suppliers.

As global supply chains became challenged, we saw that local manufacturers and producers were struggling to procure materials needed to make their own finished goods. The intended impact of this grant program is to support the development of innovative projects that address supply chain shortages for businesses within our region.

If you have any questions, please contact Abisha Stone at astone@sedcor.com.

Grant Program Timeline and Process

  • September 15 - October 15: Grant Open Period. Applications must be submitted through the SEDCOR application portal and are due by 6:00pm PST on the posted closing date. Only online applications will be accepted
  • October 15 - November 1: Application Review and Scoring Period
  • Mid-November: Funding Proposals Reviewed by the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners and awards announced.

Eligible Applicants

  • Small businesses in good standing. (Small business is defined as a for-profit or nonprofit organization with zero to 100 employees.)
  • Startup businesses that demonstrate the ability to meet fiscal management, organizational compliance and reporting requirements outlined in the Program Outline
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(6) status with the IRS
  • Educational institutions

Supply Chain Localization Grant Categories

  1. Capital Purchases/Acquisition, up to 50% of total expense
  2. Construction
  3. Technical assistance
  4. Workforce training for project implementation

Eligible Uses

ARPA provides that SLFRF funds may be used "to respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality." In addition to programs and services, the final rule clarifies that recipients may use funds for capital expenditures that support an eligible COVID-19 public health or economic response.

Match Requirement

Only applicants applying to the Capital Purchase/Acquisition or construction categories are required to provide proof of matching funds. Matching contributions may be in the form of in-kind services or cash from local, state, or federal sources. However, all contributions must be targeted for expenditure on the project specifically identified in the application.

  • Capital Purchase/Acquisition/Construction--Applicants to these categories shall pledge one of the following matches
    • 50% of the total project budget; or
    • 100% of the total grant award

Eligible in-kind contributions are those project-specific contributions associated directly with project implementation. If your budget includes in-kind labor, always reference the source for your labor value estimate.

Eligible Projects

  • Startup business that is either based in Yamhill County or has a qualifying project located in Yamhill County
  • An existing business with a new business activity or expansion project aimed at meeting the need of the COVID-19 medical emergency response

Proposed projects must demonstrate a meaningful impact in addressing a vital supply chain issue in the region. Project proposals must respond to impacts caused by or exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Applicants must express how their projects will support/aid impacted industries such as tourism, travel, hospitality, agriculture, manufacturing, and/or healthcare.

Eligible Expenses

Grant funds can be used for a variety of planning, technical assistance, operational, project or program, capacity building, or capital expenses that are directly related to the proposed project. Below is a sample list of allowable expenses:

  • General operating expenses
  • Capital purchases/acquisition/construction
  • Professional services
  • Consultants
  • Wages and benefits for project implementation
  • Equipment and supplies (including information technology)
  • Other

Ineligible Expenses

The following types of expenses will not be considered:

  • Debt retirement
  • Rainy day funds or financial reserves
  • Any lobbying or partisan political activity

Project Period

The project start date is the execution date of the contract between Yamhill County and the awardee. Grant funds must be expended toward projects within 12 months of the project start date. Costs incurred prior to the contract start date will not be eligible. Any project extensions must be submitted in writing and approved in advance by the County. Awardees will provide a final report upon completion of their grant expenditures, detailing how the funds were spent, the outcome of the project, and the impact it will have on the future of the project.

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