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  • Writer's pictureGreater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Emergency Grants Now Available

Governor Inslee is offering a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Up to $5 million in funds are provided through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the State Department of Commerce. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000. Due to statutory limitations, non-profits are not eligible for this grant program.

  • Applicants should have been in business for at least one year.

  • Businesses with up to 10 full-time employees (FTEs) may apply for a one-time grant of up to $10,000.

  • Funding is not meant to help launch a business, but to support existing businesses who are specifically affected by the COVID-19 crisis and are vital members of their local community.

  • Grant recipients are eligible to receive one Working Washington Grant award during the current budget cycle, which ends on 06/30/2021.

Note: As of 4/13, King County has currently closed applications for the grant program. We will continue to watch the website for more updates about the status of the program.

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