You may be a manufacturer…and qualify for grants.
Last week the chamber posted information about L&I fines for unsafe working conditions. On today’s Zoom Business Information call, our guest speakers were from Impact Washington, an organization dedicated to assisting manufacturers in our state. In the call, they shared that they have access to non-competitive grants. They’ll even write proposals to help manufacturing businesses write their Covid safety plans for re-opening.
Who’s eligible? Manufacturers. But that is broader than you may realize. The example they provided was an apple farmer. If that farmer picks his fruit and takes it to a farmers market, then he is not a manufacturer. But if he puts a wax coating on the apples, that would count as manufacturing.
If there is any doubt, or question about whether you could be considered a manufacturer, then reach out to Impact Washington at email@example.com. They can certainly help you determine if you may be eligible for assistance. A trained consultant helps make sure you are meeting the ever-changing requirements for safe reopening. They also pointed out that many businesses who think they are compliant may not be. Because these grants are available to pay for the consulting, there is no reason not to reach out!
If there is any doubt, or question about whether you could be considered a manufacturer, reach out to Impact Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They can help you determine if you may be eligible for assistance from a trained consultant to make sure that you are meeting the ever changing requirements for safe reopening.