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Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants

Update April 24, 2020: The amount of money available for this grant has been expanded to $10M. However applications are closed. Pierce county alone received over 4000 applications. Word is that Pierce County businesses who applied will be notified if their applications have or have not been forwarded to the state.


On April 7, Gov. Inslee announced that the state is offering up to $5 million in funds to support small businesses. A limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties can receive a one-time grant up to $10,000.

This is separate from the federal programs such as CARES and PPP.

Businesses must have been open for at least one year and have 10 or fewer full-time employees.

Details of the program can be found at the State Department of Commerce website.

Email completed applications to: covid19@edbtacomapierce.org.

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