Updates and Announcements

The Washington Hospitality Association and the National Restaurant Association has created this flyer about the program

Are you a Restaurant Owner? Have you heard about the $26.8 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund that will cover ALL of your lost revenues?   An eligible business may receive a tax-free federal grant equal to the amount of its pandemic-related revenue loss, calculated by subtracting its 2020 gross receipts from its 2019 gross receipts.    The SBA is working on rolling out the grant program now and working to make it as streamlined as possible. If you have any questions email restaurants@sba.gov for your question to be part of their FAQs. There is no scheduled opening date yet today.

Shuttered Venue Operator Grants Opening on Thursday

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Habitat Build Class – Workforce Training Register Here – class size is limited to 10.

Working Washington 4 Grant Portal is Open until THIS FRIDAY at 5pm!!

Go to the Department of Commerce Site: https://CommerceGrants.com/ to apply for up to $25,000 of grant funding. Prior amounts awarded in Working WA 1, 2 or 3 will reduce the maximum amount you are eligible for.

Working Washington Round 4 offers grant relief funds to small for-profit businesses, especially those that were required to close due to public health and safety measures.

Priorities for funding are:

  • Businesses required to close.
  • Businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure.
  • Businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations.

Equitable distribution of grant funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.

Department of Agriculture Relief & Recovery Grants

The WSDA Relief and Recovery grants are available thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce. Grants of approximately $15,000 are available for small businesses in four sectors:

  • Shellfish growers
  • Farmers market organizations
  • Agritourism farms
  • Small breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries (dependent upon tap or tasting room sales).

These four sectors were selected for assistance as a way to bolster the health and diversity of the Washington state economy by providing support to disproportionately impacted and previously underserved agricultural sectors. The grant program opens Apr. 9 and runs through Apr. 26.

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