NEOEDD EEIP Small Grant Information

Qualifications for Applicants:

  1. Must qualify for EEIP through Reinventing Rural’s intake process. Reinventing Rural EEIP’s Create Your Account page:
  2. Complete NEOEDD-offered business planning class or obtain business planning technical assistance or class in preferred language (or culture) through a culturally-specific service provider. If culturally/language-specific assistance is needed, discuss needs with NEOEDD staff. NEOEDD may be able to pay fees associated with this assistance.
  3. A business must be registered in Oregon if using a name other than the full name of the business owner as the business name. If registration is required, but the business is not registered, NEOEDD can help them register their business prior to awarding any funds.
  4. Business must have had sales in the last 12 months.
  5. Businesses must be headquartered in Union or Wallowa counties, Oregon.

NEOEDD Application Process:

  1. Application timeframe will be May 1- 31, 2024
  2. Complete the application form below.
  3. Email following documents to [email protected] or deliver to Erin Donovan at our office in Enterprise (101 NE First Street, Suite 100).
  4. NEOEDD staff members are available to answer questions about the application process.
  5. Depending on staff availability, NEOEDD may review and assist with completion of applications prior to May 24, 2024.

Eligible Uses of Funds:

  1. Business assets (such as tools and equipment) 
  2. Working Capital (inventory, supplies, rent, utilities, consultants, etc.)
  3. Marketing (website, advertising, social media, branding, graphic design, etc.)

Ineligible Uses of Funds:

  1. Travel
  2. Owner Salary
  3. Any expenses of multi-level marketing business
  4. Repayment of Debt

Minimum Grant Amount: $500

Maximum Grant Amount: $2,000

Total Funds Available for Grants: $26,000


Grant Recipients will be required to sign a grant agreement. The agreement will include a requirement to respond to questions and provide documentation about the use of the grant funds or other information as requested by NEOEDD.

Processing Applications:

  1. NEOEDD staff will notify applicants by email if an application is incomplete or does not meet qualification criteria.  If incomplete, applicants will be given seven days to finalize their application or they will be disqualified.
  2. Qualified applicants who request funds for ineligible uses will be notified and given seven days to identify eligible uses of funding or they will be disqualified.
  3. Selection of grant recipients will be by lottery. All eligible applicants will be entered into a pool and a random selection of grant recipients will take place on June 13, 2024.

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NEOEDD EEIP Small Grant Information

Qualifications for Applicants: NEOEDD Application Process: Eligible Uses of Funds: Ineligible Uses of Funds: Minimum Grant Amount: $500 Maximum Grant Amount: $2,000 Total Funds Available for Grants: $26,000 Reporting: Grant

Project Submission Form: Baker, Union, and Wallowa Counties

Please use this form to submit projects for potential inclusion in the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Once projects are included, you can use the CEDS to demonstrate that your project has been listed in a regional plan. Projects should have a positive impact on economic or community development.

To be included in the CEDS, projects must have a public or non-profit sponsor. Private projects should not be submitted and will not be included in the CEDS.

You may submit multiple projects by returning to this page. The space for providing answers will expand. Please rank the projects that you are submitting, with 1 being your first priority, 2 your second priority, and so on.

The NEOEDD board will consider new project additions at their quarterly meetings.