Last updated: Monday, June 29

Last updated by Dave Price, Oregon Coast SBDC

Today’s Latest Updates

New PPP Rules Issued for Owners of Fishing Vessels

Fishing boat owners may include payroll costs that are attributable to crewmembers in their PPP loan applications. Read more in this updated guidance just released.

Second Oregon PPP Forgiveness Webinar Scheduled for July 2

Our panel of experts is back to help answer your questions about the Paycheck Protection Program. This time we are excited to have Jordan Dawley, CPA, from Jones & Roth, to help answer your questions about taxes and accounting.

This is your opportunity to get your questions answered about the Paycheck Protection Program with experts from our Capital Access Team, Jones & Roth and the Small Business Administration. Our panel also includes Noah Brockman and Eric Lind from the Oregon SBDC’s Capital Access Team and Portland SBA District Director Marty Golden. After a short discussion, we will open it up to your questions. Space is limited. For anyone unable to attend the live event, we will post a recording.

When: Thursday, July 2nd at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online Webinar
How: Register Today

SBA releases ‘EZ’ PPP Forgiveness Application Form

NEW June 17: SBA Releases NEW Forgiveness Application … along with simpler “EZ” version. Jump to SBA PPP Forgiveness Info

Live, Local Webinar for Lincoln County Businesses | Delivered via Zoom Videoconference

Weekly Business Roundtable via Zoom Videoconference  |  FREE  |  Every Wednesday, 10am-11am, Weekly Until Further Notice  NOTE: No Webinar July 1 |  Click here to Join Videoconference

EIDL Program Application Open to all Small Businesses

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal

Additional information

As businesses in Lincoln County reopen with the Phase 1 reopening, they need to do so with care to avoid penalties and to protect their employees and patrons. The State of Oregon has released guidance (including required and recommended steps and procedures) for various industries. There is a separate document featuring guidance for all employers. View that document here, as well as from the list on the page linked immediately below.

Venue and Event and Gatherings guidance (June 4)

Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment guidance (June 4)

Restaurant Guidance (Posted June 4)

Phase One Breakdown

Here is the most recent Reopening Oregon PowerPoint (May 7)

COVID-19 Emergency Business Financial Support Programs

Grants Loans Other
Economic Injury Disaster Loan, EIDL  (SBA/Federal)  Paycheck Protection Program, PPP [Forgivable] (SBA/Federal) Lincoln City Funding Program (Application period now closed.)
Newport Grant Program (Application period now closed.) Yachats Loan Program Oregon Unemployment Assistance
Travel Oregon grant program  (Application period now closed.)  

Fraud Alert

The SBA Programs recently issued a scam & fraud alert: If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive email correspondence asking for PII, ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with the actual application number. Look out for phishing attacks/scams utilizing the SBA logo. These may be attempts to obtain your personally identifiable information (PII),to obtain personal banking access, or to install ransomware/malware on your computer. Any email communication from SBA will come from accounts ending with The presence of an SBA logo on a webpage does not guaranty the information is accurate or endorsed by SBA. Please cross-reference any information you receive with information available at

Assistance in Spanish

COVID 19 Información y Recursos para Negocios Pequeños

Spanish-Language webinar for businesses coping with COVID-19: April 16, 1-2pm 

Free Online Workshops

This Summer, the SBDC will continue responding to the COVID-19 outbreak with a series of free classes and workshops, delivered direct to your home or office via live videoconference. The lineup will be posted soon and updates throughout the Summer. Check out the lineup, here. 

Free Advising

Every business in Lincoln County is sure to feel the effects of the pandemic in one way or the other. No business should feel they have to ‘go it alone.’ Your SBDC, and its army of partners and affiliate agencies and individuals, are here to help.

Click to register now for free, confidential, one-on-one business advising – delivered soon, and via live video or teleconference, from our offices here in Lincoln County

The resources on this page will continue to change. This is a fluid and unpredictable situation. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us via email or call 541-994-4166.

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