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(Updated 3.25.2020)

Resources for employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest News

Financial Resources

Loans

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans up to $2 million (flyer), with an interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. Nonprofits can apply too, at a 2.75% interest rate. Apply here.
  • SBA's Washington Disaster Declaration: here

Grants

  • Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund information (update expected week of 3.23.2020)
  • Facebook is soon offering small business grants. Stay tuned.
  • The city of Seattle's Office of Economic Development has been allocated $2.5 million to help qualifying small businesses. These businesses must be located within Seattle and have five employees or less, among other criteria. Businesses may receive grants up to $10,000. Click here to learn more and apply for these Seattle Small Business grants.
  • Amazon has created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to help small companies located within a few blocks of its Seattle headquarters. Click here to learn more and apply for the Amazon neighborhood small business relief fund.
  •  Social Justice COVID-19 Crisis Fund - Click here if you are a previous grantee of a Social Justice Fund or here if you aren't a previous grantee but would like to apply to their ongoing Rapid Response Fund.

Insurance: If employers have bought the right endorsements, insurance policies may cover cancelled events or businesses losses. Contact the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner at 1-800-562-6900 or go to www.insurance.wa.gov for more information.

Tax Help

Help to pay your employees

Small Business Guidance

Non-Profit Resources

Telecommuting Resources

Layoffs

Guidance

Temporary layoffs

Permanent layoffs

Hiring Immediately

Toolkits, Checklists, and more Resources

Federal

State

County

Schools

Federal: National School closure map

Other Resources

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