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 COVID-19 related impacts. 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 calendar year 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, by visiting

Should the Community Lending Works website become 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 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