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Portland’s Small Business Program for Utility Relief (SPUR)

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SPUR Applications are now closed. SPUR applications were open from 9:00 AM on July 8, 2020 through 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

We received 2,180 applications and more than 500 businesses were awarded SPUR credits.  All applicants were notified on Wednesday, August 5, by email or phone. Credits were applied to approved accounts starting Wednesday, August 19.  View the list of awardees.

About the program

In response to the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services allocated $1.6 million dollars to provide financial support to Portland’s small businesses in the form of a one-time credit on sewer/stormwater/water bills. SPUR prioritized businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) and women, childcare providers, and businesses open as part of Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan. The selection process was driven by a clear recognition that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities are disproportionately affected by this crisis.

Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.


If you have questions or would like to request interpretation services or accommodations for people with disabilities, contact us at or 503-823-7770. 

What else can I do to manage my sewer/stormwater/water bill?

Programa de ayuda de servicios públicos para pequeños negocios de Portland (SPUR) (SPANISH)

Estamos actualizando está traducción. Por favor vuelva a consultar en unos días. 

¿Tiene preguntas?

Si tiene preguntas o desea solicitar servicios de interpretación o adaptación para personas con discapacidades, comuníquese con nosotros en o llamando al 503-823-7770.

Chương trình hỗ trợ phí điện nước cho các Doanh Nghiệp Nhỏ tại Portland (SPUR) (VIETNAMESE)

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Программа помощи малому бизнесу Портленда по оплате счетов за коммунальные услуги (SPUR) ( RUSSIAN)

В настоящее время мы дорабатываем перевод. Зайдите сюда ещё раз в ближайшем будущем. 

Есть вопросы?

С вопросами или для запроса переводческих услуг или приспособлений и услуг для людей с ограниченными возможностями, обращайтесь к нам по эл. почте: или по тел: 503-823-7770.

SPUR Awardees

List of businesses who will receive SPUR credits.

Program Mailer (Printable PDF, tagged)

Mailer to small businesses on PWB/BES small business program