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Public Alert – All City facilities, playgrounds, sports courts, and recreation equipment are closed through April 28 in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Get the latest coronavirus updates, cancellations, and information on our COVID-19 webpage. Para actualizaciones sobre el coronavirus en español, visite a nuestra página de noticias.

Emergency Small Business Grant Funding Update: Small businesses in the City of Hillsboro can apply to receive emergency grant funding during a second round of applications on Tuesday, April 7, between 9 am and 4 pm. Please read our latest announcement for more information.

Business Resources

 This webpage will be updated as more information is available.

Have a question about the coronavirus (COVID-19)?  Visit our Questions and Answers webpage or email the City of Hillsboro and we'll respond as soon as possible.


Hillsboro Small Business Emergency Relief Program

Hillsboro Small Business Grants

The City of Hillsboro values our small businesses and wants to help as many entities as we can during this unprecedented crisis. The first round of emergency small business grant applications launched on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 8 am and closed the same day at 5 pm due to overwhelming demand. Small business applicants who applied during the first round and were selected to receive an emergency grant will be notified by email and standard mail this week and next week.

The City is now committing an additional $500,000 in funding for emergency grants to support small businesses and entrepreneurs. This second round of grant money doubles the total amount of the City’s COVID-19 crisis funding for small businesses to $1 million.

March 30, 2020 Grant Funding Update

Small businesses in the City of Hillsboro can apply to receive up to $3,000 in emergency grant funding during a second round of applications on Tuesday, April 7, between 9 am and 4 pm. The grant application will be available on this webpage. 

City staff will be available by phone at 503-681-5260, in English and Spanish, to assist business owners and entrepreneurs who need help. The online applications will also be available in English and Spanish, as they were during the first round of applications in March.

Read the March 30, 2020 Emergency Small Business Grant Funding Announcement for more information.

Selection Criteria for Small Businesses
Application Processing and Timing


Measuring Economic Impact



Financial Assistance Resources for Small Businesses

Below are some available resources for small businesses providing financial assistance in the event of local, regional, or statewide economic impacts due to identified disasters.

Loan Guarantees Available for Qualified Businesses

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Business Oregon


Direct Loans

From Public Agencies, Economic Development Districts, Nonprofits, and Community Development Financial Institutions Funds (CDFI).

Business Oregon
Community Development Financial Institutions
Other Micro Lenders


Resources for Employers and Employees

The Oregon Employment Department
Office of Emergency Management


Utility Providers

Hillsboro utility providers are suspending automatic service shutoffs in the event of nonpayment.

Portland General Electric
City of Hillsboro Utility Billing
NW Natural


Resources for Nonprofits

Oregon has adopted temporary changes to Child Care Rules in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Oregon Community Recovery Grant
Community Development Block Grant
Worksystems Layoff Aversion Funds


Have a question about the coronavirus (COVID-19)?  Visit our Questions and Answers webpage or email the City of Hillsboro and we'll respond as soon as possible.