• Covid-19 relief grant program opens Aug. 17

    August 05, 2022
    The state is opening another round of grants Aug. 17 for businesses impacted by Covid-19. The Working Washington Grants program gives pandemic relief funding to small businesses and nonprofits.

    A total of $70 million is available, with 60% identified for arts, heritage and science sectors including those that operate live entertainment venues, and 40% identified for most other sectors including hospitality, fitness, and personal services.

    The application period opens Aug. 17 and runs through Sept. 9. Learn more and apply here.

    This grant serves Washington small businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic. You are eligible to apply if you:
    • are an active for-profit or non-profit business or organization
    • have a UBI or EIN number
    • are physically located in Washington State
    • can show financial hardship because of the pandemic
    • have been in operation prior to January 1, 2021
    • did not report more than $5,000,000 in income in 2019
    • had revenue of at least $10,000 in 2019 or 2020
    • generate at least 51% of your revenue in Washington State
    • have necessary business costs/expenses that are not government fees or taxes. These same costs/expenses cannot be paid for by another private business or government program
    • have not permanently closed, or do not intend to permanently close in 2022
    • follow all COVID-19 health requirements
    • Important notice to applicants
    Important notice
    The federal government no longer uses the DUNS (Data Universal Number System) and has shifted to the UEI (Unique Entity Identifier). As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a UEI, which replaces the DUNS Number. You may apply for grants without a UEI but cannot receive funds until you can provide one.  If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now. To read a FAQ about the UEI, click here.
    Aaron Weinberg, Economic Development & External Relations Manager