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Need Assistance?

Whether you are a GSBA member business or not, we are here for you. If you have questions about eligibility for the state's assistance grants, how to fill out an application, or other forms of assistance please contact us at biztech@thegsba.org.


APR 15 - All adults in WA over 16 will be eligible for a vaccine.

APR 8 - The portal for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants will open. (since delayed)

APR 6 - EIDL limit increases to $500,000. The SBA will be reaching out directly to borrowers to provide details on how to request an increase.

MAR 18 - On March 31, WA will move to Phase 2B-4 of vaccination, which includes restaurant, manufacturing, and construction workers. All adults will be eligible on May 1. The eviction moratorium has been extended to July 31. Read more.

MAR 11 - The American Rescue Plan Act (aka the stimulus bill) is signed by President Biden.

MAR 11
- All WA counties will be moving to Phase 3 of re-opening on March 22.
 
JAN 11 - The next round of PPP is now open. The First Draw loans are focused on applications from lenders who reach minority and women owned small businesses.


Relief for Businesses & Nonprofits

Support and direct assistance for your workplace - includes small businesses, nonprofits, performers, freelancers, gig workers, and more
Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (opens soon)

WA Dept. of Agriculture COVID Relief (opens Apr 9)
  • Shellfish growers
  • Farmers markets
  • Agritourism farms
  • Breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries
Restaurant Revitalization Grants (coming soon)

Reopening & Recovery

  • Lease Amendment Toolkit (Seattle OED, Perkins Coie, Communities Rise) - information and template documents to help small businesses and nonprofit navigate the negotiation of their rent
  • Ascend Playbook (UW, Dept of Enterprise Services) - insights and recommendations to help small businesses recover from COVID
  • Back to Work Toolkit (Madrona Venture Partners, Seattle Metro Chamber, Bellevue Chamber)
  • New Normal Planning (Boston Consulting Group, Challenge Seattle, Washington Roundtable)
  • Crowdfunding Roadmap

 

County, City, and Neighborhood-Specific Resources
 

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Important Info for Employers

Business.wa.gov - one-stop shop for WA small businesses around COVID-19

Resources for Employees

Access to public benefits, protections against discrimination, specific supports, and more

Community Resources


  • Watch this safety webinar by King County Public Health for outreach staff working with vulnerable communities and small businesses


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