Lane County’s Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Please be aware that the application window opens at NOON on Sunday, March 22.
Do not submit before that time.


This page has been established to help businesses interested in applying to Lane County’s Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (SBELF).

On this page you will find the press release, a link to Community Lending Work’s loan information page, a link to the Application and additional support information.

If you need more assistance you can request free advising from an SBDC adviser here:

March 20, 2020


Lane County, the City of Springfield, the City of Eugene and Community Lending Works have come together to create a Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (SBELF) to help our local businesses weather this storm. Funds are limited at this time and will be evaluated ongoing.

Eligible businesses include those with 20 FTE or fewer as of the end of 2019 and located within Lane County. The funds will be managed by Community Lending Works.

Interested businesses will be able to apply starting at noon on Sunday, March 22, at

Should the Community Lending Works website becomes overloaded, businesses can email their inquiries or requests for a pdf version of the application to

All inquiries and applications must be directed to Community Lending Works.
Small businesses may apply for loans up to $30,000 at 2% with no payments for the first six months. Community Lending Works is committed to the best of their ability, and based on applicant approval, loan funds quickly and within days of application.

To learn more about the Small Business Emergency Loan Fund specific to Lane County Oregon businesses and to apply, please go to

For businesses seeking assistance with their application, the Lane SBDC provides confidential advising for small businesses in Lane County. For additional information on the COVID-19 emergency and response, please visit the Lane County Business Webpage at