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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a grant from the SBDC?

The SBDC does not offer any grants or loans. However, we will assist a business in developing business plans, loan applications and identifying other potential financial resources.

Does the SBDC assist companies involved in the manufacture, processing, sale or distribution of marijuana?

No. Regardless of any Oregon state laws that may permit business endeavors related to recreational or medical marijuana businesses, the SBDC is prohibitted from counseling marijuana business clients. The SBDC recieves a portion of our funding from the federal government. With marijuana still illegal under federal law, we are prevented from assisting clients engaged in the manufacture, processing, sale or distribution of marijuana.

Can the SBDC's commercial kitchen be used to produce marijuana edibles?

No. Regardless of any Oregon state laws that may permit business endeavors related to recreational or medical marijuana businesses, the SBDC is prohibitted from offering our commercial kitchen resources to marijuana business clients. The SBDC recieves a portion of our funding from the federal government. With marijuana still illegal under federal law, we are prevented from assisting clients engaged in the manufacture, processing, sale or distribution of marijuana. Further, CGCC is a drug-free campus.