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Financial aid offered to Latino, immigrant businesses

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Small Latino and immigrant-owned businesses in Central Oregon can now apply for financial help to stay afloat during the COVID-19 emergency.  

In partnership, the Latino Community Association and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) will distribute $25,000 in funds awarded by the Oregon Community Foundation's Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund.

LCA is already offering financial relief to families who have lost income and do not qualify for federal stimulus funds.

The grant program will launch on May 5 and accept applications through 5 p.m. on May 15.

This local pot of funds is open to businesses owned by Latinos and immigrants in Jefferson, Deschutes, or Crook counties. Each business can receive up to $2,500.

Apply online in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyTJtvAB7Z3tTQps4P9jh3kBC6aN7cc7PP_s28pzmWSM_PXw/viewform

or Español: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVQ4cGPC9aD0e-i2Hx9aYYeT_6OYMX5P4-TEJ2CPK_OQVzIQ/viewform.

For questions, call Oscar González at 541 350-8133.

About Latino Community Association

Since 2000, the Latino Community Association (LCA) has been empowering Latino families and children and building bridges across cultures to create a more resilient Central Oregon.  In partnership with caring individuals, businesses, community organizations and public agencies, LCA remains committed to ensuring full participation of Latinos in our communities. Programs of LCA include: Workforce Education and Training, Family Empowerment, Healthy Families, Youth Rising and Cultural Enrichment. Its services impact more than 8,000 people every year. For more information or to join LCA, visit www.latinocommunityassociation.org or call 541.382.4366

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