Office Hours: In an effort to align with the Governor’s ‘stay home and stay healthy’ order and to protect our employees and their families, the CWCOG office is temporarily closed to the public with all but essential staff working remotely. All staff will continue to be available during our regular business hours of 830AM to 500PM via email. Phone messages may be left by calling the office number and will be returned as soon as possible. Meetings will be held through Zoom, an on-line webinar/conferencing software. Instructions will be included in all meeting notices. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and stay healthy!
COVID-19 Forgivable Loan: The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments has secured Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the city of Longview to be awarded as forgivable loans for small businesses, specifically micro enterprises, that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A micro enterprise is defined as a commercial enterprise having five or fewer employees, including the owner(s).
To be eligible for this funding, the business must have a physical location within the city of Longview, have five (5) or fewer employees, and be able to document loss of revenue due to COVID-19 impacts. Funding for micro enterprises that provides COVID-19 response services such as medical, food delivery, cleaning and other services to support home health and quarantine is a program priority but not required for funding.
Applications are due by May 22, 2020 at noon and can be found here. Decisions on funding awards are anticipated by May 29, 2020.
Publications: Click here to read the Spring 2020 edition of the Funding and Learning Opportunities Newsletter
Census: 2020 Census outreach efforts will begin in March. Click here for more information.
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The CWCOG is currently seeking comments on the 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
All comments must be received by May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and can be submitted by using the Public Comment Form
The CWCOG is not currently conducting any public surveys.
The CWCOG is not currently soliciting grant applications for the Surface Transportation Block Grant or the Transportation Alternatives programs.