Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

We created this website to provide you the latest information and resources on coronavirus (COVID-19). We will update it frequently as new information and resources come forward.

Working Washington Small Business Grant

The new Working Washington Small Business Grant Round 3 is on a first come, first serve basis. We would advise applying as soon as possible!

This grant will apply only to restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and music/event venues. Nonprofits may apply if they have a primary business activity like the categories mentioned.

The grant will be up to $20,000 and will cover expenses incurred during COVID and were necessary to continue business.

When you click on the active link, you will go to an online application portal. Here is the list of information the Department of Commerce is recommending you have ready:

  • Applicant W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Copy of valid government-issued photo I.D.
  • For tribal-member owned businesses: license or certification if business activity is conducted outside the tribal jurisdiction; letter or certification from the tribe recognizing you as a business if business activity is within the tribal jurisdiction.
  • Copy of 2019 Tax Return or other confirmation of Business Gross Revenues for 2019. If you didn't file a 2019 Tax Return, please submit your first two Quarters for the year.
  • For businesses with a physical location, evidence of that location, such as lease, tax statement, utility bill, etc.
  • NAICS code or clear description of your primary business activity. A NAICS code is helpful, but not necessary. If you have never used a NAICS code, please check out the link provided above for more information.

Priority is given to those who submit applications by December 10th. If there are still funds available, the Department of Commerce may fund applications submitted after that date.

Please contact SEWEDA for assistance!

AWB Rebound and Recovery

Business Tool Kit

Many Washington businesses are getting ready to re-open. AWB wants to help make reopening as easy as possible to ensure your workplace is ready to safely welcome back your employees and customers.

Washington's Phased Approach