Notice of Public Meeting for CDBG SBMA Grant Application

The City of Talent, with participating jurisdictions Phoenix and Jackson County, plans to apply for $150,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through Business Oregon for the 2020 Emergency Small Businesses and Micro-Enterprise Grant Assistance Program. The Program aims to provide COVID19-related Emergency Assistance to help businesses remain solvent and be ready/able to rebuild and/or reopen. The City of Talent will serve as the lead applicant; SOREDI will serve as the subgrantee/administrator. If awarded, funds will be made available to qualifying small businesses and microenterprises in the participating jurisdictions via an application process open to the public. Relocation and/or displacement is not anticipated. A general project outline may be found here.

A public meeting to discuss the proposal will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3 pm. To comply with Governor Brown’s stay at home order, in-person testimony will not be allowed at public hearings.

LIVE COMMENTS may be facilitated by joining the live, online web session.

Access by web:

Access by phone: 253- 215-8782, Meeting ID 833 6276 9513

WRITTEN COMMENTS will be accepted for five (5) business days from Monday, June 15. All written comments must be received prior to the meeting time. Written comments can be emailed to or mailed to Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI), 1311 Barnett Rd., Suite 301, Medford, OR  97504.

Comments and responses received will be posted on the SOREDI website on June 24, 2020. The City of Talent does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. Please contact SOREDI by phone at 541-773-8946 with accessibility requests.


Update 6/24/2020, 4:15 PM

Public Meeting Minutes – June 24 CDBG SBMA Public Meeting

A full meeting transcript is available here. 

Participant Attendees

Traci Carrier (TC), Jackson County

Eric Swanson (ES), City of Phoenix

Sandra Spelliscy (SS), City of Talent

Kim Young (KY), SOREDI

Public Attendees

Devin Gooden

Meeting started: 3:00 pm

Access by web:

Access by phone: 253- 215-8782, Meeting ID 833 6276 9513

Public Comments Received

Q: How will the application process work for these grants?

A: We have not yet applied for the funds from Business Oregon/CDBG. If awarded, the public will receive notice of the available funding via standard channels such as print, media, and digital publication. The application will be made available to the public.

Q: Are there specifics on what businesses can apply for grants if so what are they?

A: Businesses and employees must reside in one of the participating jurisdictions. Eligible employees must be low to moderate income. Small businesses and microenterprises consisting of 1-20 employees may be eligible for this funding.

Meeting concluded: 4:00 pm


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