Apply For Recovery Grants

BUSINESS GRANT

Purpose of Grant

The Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund Advisory Committee created a grant program for small businesses owned and operated within the Santiam Canyon that were impacted by the 2020 Beachie Creek Fire. The grant program will assist fire-impacted Santiam Canyon small businesses with reopening and continuing business operations.

Download the Business Grant Application and submit no later than Sept 2, 2022 through the channels noted in the application.

Grant Program Parameters

  • Grant opens June 1, 2022 and closes Sept 2, 2022.
  • Grant is open to Oregon small businesses operating within the geographical areas of Detroit, Idanha, Gates, Mill City, Breitenbush, Mehama, and Lyons, i.e., the Santiam Canyon.
  • For the purpose of the grant, “small business” refers to a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other business employing persons.
  • Applicant must be an owner of the business requesting assistance.
  • The maximum award amount is $10,000.  The actual award amount will be determined based on the number of applications and the availability of funds.
  • Grants are available for such things as materials, signage, furnishings, related unforeseen/out-of-ordinary expenses, improvements, and loss of income as a result of the Beachie Creek Fire.
  • Awarded grant funds may not be used to pay personal expenses.

OTHER GAP FUNDING & SERVICES AVAILABLE

SCWRF continues to provide essential gap funding through the Santiam Service Integration Disaster Response Team.  The Disaster Response Team can also assist with housing, FEMA applications and appeals, insurance claims, food, clothing and medical supplies, and connecting with volunteers to aid in property clean up. Since September 2020, SIT has mobilized thousands of volunteers to help residents navigate the recovery process. For information on how to access these resources, contact SIT at 503-769-9319 or email sitmobile@santiamhospital.org.

SCWRF AWARDS TO DATE

Since its inception, SCWRF has worked hard to equitably distribute funds to support fire-affected Santiam Canyon residents. To date, more than $2,568,000 has been disbursed to support residents’ immediate relief needs and recovery efforts. Through the ARPA Grant we supported local hospitality businesses with a distribution of $100,000. A Community Grant of $45,000 awarded to Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department Protection District for repair and maintenance of the district’s fire vehicles and equipment. And, over $321,000 in-kind gifts such as generators, gas cards, food, clothing and household items have also been distributed by SCWRF. By leveraging community alliances, such as United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, Community Services Consortium of Linn County, SCWRF has been able to serve more than 1,200 fire-affected households in the Santiam Canyon.

HOW TO HELP WILDFIRE SURVIVORS

SCWRF aims to raise a total of $5 million to support Santiam Canyon residents affected by wildfires. To help SCWRF reach its fundraising goal and to support additional grant funding opportunities, visit www.scwrf.org.  The SCWRF is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

More grant information to come.