COVID-19 Economic Resources

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. ARPA is a major health and economic rescue package passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the legislation included several of Senator Wyden's priorities. In particular, he fought for two key proposals to get money into the hands of those struggling with the economic impact of the pandemic by extending supercharged unemployment benefits, and helping small businesses retain their workers and return to normal operations when the economy restarts.


PLEASE NOTE: As new information and resources become available through relevant government agencies, this page will be updated.


Relief for Workers, Individuals and Families: 


For a full summary of resources available to workers, individuals and families under the American Rescue Plan, click here.


Enhanced Unemployment Benefits


Please note: If you work in a state other than Oregon, you will need to apply for unemployment compensation through the state where you work.


Direct cash assistance for individuals and families:


Under the American Rescue Plan, middle-income Oregonians are entitled to receive up to $1400 in direct cash assistance.


Your stimulus check is based on your most recent tax returns filed with the IRS. If you lost wages in 2020 due to the pandemic, be sure to file your 2020 tax returns as soon as possible to ensure you receive the relief you’re entitled to.


Expanded Child Tax Credit


The American Rescue Plan expands the Child Tax Credit for 2021 from $2,000 per child to $3,000 ($3,600 per child under 6). 


In the coming days, more information about how to access this credit will become available from the IRS. Our website will be updated accordingly. 

Relief for Small Businesses and Nonprofits: 

For a full summary of resources available to small businesses and nonprofits under the American Rescue Plan, click here.


The SBA Paycheck Protection Program:


For a full list of Small Business Administration Oregon Lenders, click here

To access the Shuttered Venues Operator Grant application, click here.


Emergency Injury Disaster Grants and Loans:


For more information about Emergency Injury Disaster Grants and Loans, or to apply for assistance, click here


Employee Retention Credits from the IRS:


For more information about accessing the Employee Retention Credit from the IRS, click here.



State and Local Relief Funding:

For a full summary of state and local relief funding under the American Rescue Plan, click here.



If you need assistance with a federal agency, please complete our online form.


This page is updated daily.