New Microenterprise Grant Program for Portland Businesses

The City of Portland announced a new Microenterprise grant program to aid existing and new businesses that have been or continue to be impacted by the pandemic. The grant will provide up to $7,500 in funds for rent, payroll, equipment, insurance, inventory, and other working capital needs.

To be eligible:

  • The business or nonprofit must be based in Portland;
  • The business must have 7 or fewer employees (including the owner); and
  • The business owner must be low/moderate income.

Businesses that have previously received Microenterprise or Rapid Response grants from the City can still apply for these additional funds. For more information or to apply, visit