BUSINESS ASSISTANCE & EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
WASHINGTON STATE DEPT OF COMMERCE
FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES - APPLICATIONS DUE BY APRIL 9
Working Washington Round 4 offers grant relief funds to small for-profit businesses, especially those that were required to close due to public health and safety measures.
Priorities for funding are:
-Businesses required to close.
-Businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure.
-Businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations.
-Equitable distribution of grant funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES & NON-PROFITS - APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 8
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries.
ALL IN WA
For licensed child care centers primarily serving families and children of color in Washington State
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
GOFUNDME – Small Business Relief Fund
FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
The GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund is part of the Small Business Relief Initiative : a program supported by GoFundMe and partners. The Small Business Relief Initiative will supply financial assistance and support to businesses across the country by providing grants, tools, and resources to help during the crisis. Until that Fund is depleted, GoFundMe.org will continue issuing $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses.
Current Small Business Relief Initiative partners include: Yelp, Intuit QuickBooks, Bill.com and GoDaddy.
SEATTLE FOUNDATION – COVID-19 Response Fund
Formed by a coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners, the COVID-19 Response Fund so far has galvanized a total of $20.1 million from a growing list of partners and online contributors. The Fund complements the work of public health officials and expands local capacity to address the many needs created by the coronavirus crisis. The Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare. The first round of grants is posted here. For future rounds of funding, you may email at email@example.com to make sure the foundation is aware of your organization’s work supporting vulnerable residents and families.
NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION - JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKERS DISPLACED BY COVID-19
HOPELINK - NOW HIRING: MOBILITY COORDINATOR
WA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT - UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED/GIG WORKERS
WA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT - REGARDING EXTRAORDINARY DEMAND FOR EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT
AEGIS LIVING - JOBS
NOW HIRING - ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
Check out which eastside employers are hiring and get links to their applications in this handy document.
2020 CENSUS - JOBS
BEST BUY - JOBS
REFERENCES & GUIDANCE
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - SMALL BUSINESS UPDATE: DECEMBER 2020 STIMULUS
Discussion of the new relief deal and updates to the PPP loan program
OVERLAKE - HOW OVERLAKE VIRTUAL VISITS WORK
Dr. Michelle Kauffman, from Overlake Clinics in Issaquah, explains how virtual visits work & the importance of routine care.
(re)STARTUP 425 - COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES
Connecting businesses and nonprofits to resources, as well as providing one-on-one financial technical assistance.
WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR - EXTENSION OF MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS
Commercial evictions banned through June 4th.
WA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT - A MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON BUSINESSES
STARTUP 425 - EASTSIDE RESTAURANT MAP
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - H.R. 6201 FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT SUMMARY
ELEVATE - TOUR OPERATORS AND THE TRAVEL/TOURISM INDUSTRY
WASHINGTON STATE - ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
WASHINGTON STATE - ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES INQUIRIES
Want to know if your business category can be included as essential or need clarification?
CITY OF ISSAQUAH - LATEST UPDATES ON COVID-19
KING COUNTY - COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON BUSINESS - RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS
VISTAGE - CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER
Includes several provisions to protect American workers & assist employers in providing emergency paid sick leave.
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - CARES ACT SUMMARY
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOAN SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE
Offering 5-year business lines of credit with 90 days interest free.
How First Tech intends to serve its members in these uncertain times.
CITY OF ISSAQUAH
Deadline: March 8
The City has allocated an additional $250,000 in funding for direct business grants. These grants are intended to support businesses that continue to be negatively impacted by restrictions on business operations.
The Business Recovery Grant is available to home-based businesses and brick and mortar businesses up to 25 employees. Businesses that have received grant funding from the City in 2020 are not eligible for this grant program.
CITY OF ISSAQUAH – Business Recovery & Reinvention Grant
Deadline: August 19, 2020
FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
This business grant program is meant to fund innovative solutions to address business needs during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. If your business has made an impactful change in your business model, adopted new technologies or practices, or have otherwise innovated or reinvented your business to cope with the novel economic or public health requirements and challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, you can apply. Businesses that have received a Small Business Response Grant from City of Issaquah are not eligible for this grant program. Nonprofits are not eligible to apply.
UMPQUA BANK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION – Community Grant
Deadline: June 24, 2020 & September 23, 2020
QUALIFIED TAX-EXEMPT NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving outcomes for children, pre-K – 12th grade, by advancing youth educational attainment initiatives. All Community Grant applications are evaluated on how well the program fits within one or more of the following categories:
Umpqua Bank and Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation are expanding the eligibility for Community Grants program to offer stability and support to nonprofit organizations during this challenging time. This helps to alleviate some financial pressure due to: lost fundraising revenue, increased service demand, and reduction in paid and volunteering staffing.
COTY PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY – Hairdressers at Heart COVID-19 Crisis Relief
Deadline: Campaign ends on 6/20/20 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLISTS, NAIL TECHS, SALON OWNERS, EDUCATORS
Coty Professional Beauty, the parent company of brands like Wella, Sassoon and OPI, is offering $200,000 in grants to licensed hairdressers, manicurists and educators affected by the pandemic. Licensed professional hairstylists and nail techs to salon owners and educators, can apply to receive one of 230 relief checks totaling up to $1,000 each to assist in their pandemic relief and recovery.
ARTSWA – CARES Act Relief Funding
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis between April 17 & May 31.
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND FISCALLY SPONSORED ORGANIZATIONS
The WA State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is now accepting applications from non-profits and fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations that are facing financial hardship due to economic impact related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, distributed to state and regional arts agencies by the National Endowment for the Arts. ArtsWA will manage and oversee the grant process for the state. Grants up to $5000 can be used for general operating support. No matching funds are required, however recipients must have a DUNS number to receive funds.
4CULTURE – Cultural Relief Fund for Organizations
Deadline: May 15, 2020
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND FISCALLY SPONSORED ORGANIZATIONS (If you are unable or do not wish to secure a fiscal sponsor, you may apply for Cultural Relief funding as an individual : https://www.4culture.org/grants/covid-19-individuals)
4Culture has committed a total of $1 million to support King County cultural organizations and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $450,000 to organizations in this initial response. Grants up to $5,000 are available for cultural organizations that have suffered significant financial hardship from the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Applicants must be cultural organizations in King County, with a primary mission related to one or more of 4Culture’s funding areas: arts, heritage, and preservation.
FACEBOOK – Small Business Grants Program
Deadline: May 6 2020, 11:59 PM (EDT)
Up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries. To be eligible to apply, you must:
• Be a for-profit company
• Have between 2 and 50 employees
• Have been in business for over a year
• Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
• Be in or near a location where Facebook operates
Applications for Seattle area are now available.
HORST RECHELBACHER FOUNDATION– Beauty Industry COVID-19 $1,000 Relief Grants
Deadline: May 4, 2020
LICENSED BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS OR STUDENTS OF BEAUTY PROGRAMS
Funded by the Horst Rechelbacher Foundation, these $1,000 grants will provide financial assistance to beauty professionals or students of beauty programs, whose lives have been drastically changed by the mandated closures in response to COVID-19. Available to beauty professionals and students who are unemployed and cannot maintain their regular income during this time, these one-time $1,000 grants will be distributed directly to the applicant to provide temporary financial relief.• Must be a licensed beauty professional (COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS, BARBERING, or MASSAGE THERAPY) and have been employed for 12 months on or before March 16, 2020. OR They must have been attending a program to become a licensed beauty professional on or before March 16, 2020.• Must currently not be earning an income.• Must not be a nail tech, please apply for the CND grant instead• Must not be a business owner
SALESFORCE - Salesforce Care Small Business Grants
Deadline: May 4, 11:59 pm PT
Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak.WA Applications Open: April 27, 8:00 pm PT
THE LEWIS PRIZE FOR MUSIC - COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Deadline: May 8th 2020, 5:00 pm PT
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND FISCALLY SPONSORED ORGANIZATIONS
The Lewis Prize for Music is establishing a $1 million COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund will distribute over 20 grants of $25,000 to $50,000 to responsive and adaptive Creative Youth Development (CYD) music programs.