Working Washington Grant applications opened on March 29 focusing on brick-and-mortar businesses impacted by COVID-19 public health measures. The maximum grant is $25,000. All applications are to be through the online portal only. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications close on April 9 at 5 PM PST.
This is the fourth round of the Working Washington grant program approving $240 million to be disbursed.
Requirements for eligibility are as follows:
- Active for-profit business or individual “Doing Business As” located in Washington state. Businesses can only apply for one location per business (identified by UBI or EIN).
- In business before January 1, 2020 and filed a 2019 tax return
- Generates at least 51% of revenue in Washington state
- Operates from a physical brick and mortar location in Washington state separate from owner’s home
- Reported gross annual revenue between $25,000 – $5 million in 2019
- Experienced a decrease in revenue and/or incurred additional costs between 2019 and 2020 due to COVID-19 public health and safety measures
These grants are aimed at for-profit small businesses in industries that have hard costs associated with their operations and faced the most significant challenges to paying those hard costs because they were required to close or limit operations. Hard costs include but are not limited to rent, utilities, payroll, or personal protective equipment.
Successful awardees will be notified via email by mid-May. Please make sure to check your spam folders as the award emails will come from Submittable not the Washington State Department of Commerce.
In addition, the Washington State Department of Agriculture will be providing COVID-19 recovery grants for certain sectors of the agriculture industry to bolster the health and diversity of Washington’s economy by supporting disproportionately impacted and previously underserved agricultural sectors. The eligible sectors include:
- Small-scale shellfish growers
- Farmers market organizations
- Agritourism farms
- Small breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries (when dependent upon on-premise sales through taprooms or tasting rooms)
These agricultural grants are in development now. Contact the Washington State Department of Agriculture for details.
Get in touch with one of our specialists to review your future needs and get you a quote. This way you to include it in your Working Washington grant request amount.
To learn ways in which we can help your organization best take advantage of the upcoming round of grant funding, contact Time Equipment Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-997-8463.
*This document simplifies complex Acts as it is understood by Time Equipment Company. It is not to be taken as legal advice. The regulations for this program are changing. For further information about the Working Washington Grants please visit startup.choosewashingtonstate.com.