Application portal has opened for Working Washington Grants: Round 4
The application portal for the newest round of Working Washington small business grants is now open at commercegrants.com. (Materials translated into 16 languages available here.) Businesses can submit applications until 5:00pm April 9. The original announcement is below with additional information. If you need help understanding eligibility or completing the application, technical assistance is available.
For English language support
Responses provided within 8 business hours
Phone: 855-602-272 (Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Additional language support
Phone for Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Amharic, Arabic and Tagalog: 206-333-0720 (M-F 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Trusted messenger community organizations are also providing translation and individual assistance through the Department of Commerce’s Business Resiliency Network. You can find contact information in the agency’s online directory.
Grants for agricultural businesses also coming soon
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
Small breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries (when dependent upon on-premise sales through tap rooms or tasting rooms).