More information is available here and this link takes you to the application form. Business owners are invited to submit the form right away to open their file with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) even though additional reimbursable costs will be incurred during the season and supporting documentation can be submitted later.
Program applications and receipts for expense reimbursements will be accepted until Oct. 25 with a maximum benefit per business of $21,000, which includes the $1,000 maximum for transportation. However employers are encouraged to submit all reasonable worker housing, sanitation and transportation receipts in case the program is undersubscribed and additional reimbursements become possible in excess of $21,000.
Growers and winemakers can direct general questions about the program and its reimbursement requirements to this e-mail address. Jonathan Sandau (email) from the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Eric Hartstein (email) from OWEB have offered themselves as resources to business owners with more specific questions about FSFS. Jonathan’s and Eric’s remarks during a wine industry meeting yesterday can be found at the opening of this Zoom recording.