Weekly Update!

Please join us This Morning at 8am to hear from Clint Ostler, Dash Air Service Co-Founder and President:

Clint will discuss these questions and more:

Where will Dash fly to?
How much will it cost?
How many times per day and when?
How long will the flight be if it’s cloudy?
Do they have expansion plans to other cities?
Can we pre-buy tickets?
What are the biggest risks?

Please join us:

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Upcoming Guests:
May 19 – WorkSource Leaders talk about Job Openings in Clallam
June 9 – DNR Commissioner Hillary Franz
Are You Involved in a Nonprofit that supports the Arts, Culture, Science or whose primary mission is to serve veterans, neighborhood orgs and sports and rec programs?
If so, the $10 million Nonprofit Community Relief grant program is open now for you to apply!Eligibility:Must have 501(c)(3) status, or fiscal sponsorship by a 501(c)(3).Must have operating budgets of at least $25,000.
Full details and Frequently Asked Questions are available here.
The Nonprofit Community Relief grant application portal is open now at www.artsfund.org/ncrgrants.
It is strongly recommended that interested organizations explore the website early to determine their eligibility and review application requirements and FAQs. Organizations that are led by and/or serve under-resourced communities, culturally diverse populations and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Informational Webinar Today!An online information session will be held today May 11, 2021 from 2-3:00 p.m.. To attend the webinar, please register via this link. This webinar will be recorded and include automatically generated subtitles. ASL interpretation will be provided.
The application portal will close May 24 and grants are expected to be awarded in early to mid-June.
Working Washington 4 Grant winners have been notified by email:
11,697 businesses across the state received their award notification by email today. The grant amounts ranged from $12K to $30K minus any prior amount received through a Working Washington grant.
Funds will be processed and received within 3 business days (and even sooner for most).FAQs for awardees can be found here: https://commercegrants.com/grant-4/award-recipient-faqs/. Denial notifications were also emailed. Of those denials, 190 businesses qualified for this program will be receiving a larger grant through the Washington State Dept of Agriculture’s program than they would have qualified for through WWR4 and will be receiving an email from them soon. The Dept of Commerce has a technical support center for applicants calling with questions until June 30th. They can be reached at: commercegrants@submittable.com or (855) 602-2722.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Portal is now open!
Do you or someone you know own a Restaurant, Bar, Winery or catering company? The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will cover up to $5M of lost revenue.
The SBA is accepting applications via this >> application portal 
Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $5 million per physical location.
Who can apply Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include:RestaurantsFood stands, food trucks, food cartsCaterersBars, saloons, lounges, tavernsSnack and nonalcoholic beverage barsFor the following entities onsite sales to the public must comprise at least 33% of gross receiptsBakeriesBrewpubs, tasting rooms, taproomsBreweries and/or microbreweriesWineries and distilleriesInnsLicensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products
Download the RRF Guide Here.
Signing up for SAM.gov, or getting a CAGE # or DUNS # are NOT going to be required!
Funding still available for new or increased Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):
Whether you have an existing COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and want to apply for an increase; or are interested in applying for an initial COVID-19 EIDL, funding is available for loans up to $500,000. For more information on eligibility, use of proceeds, and loan terms, visit the SBA website.Details on EIDL
Clallam County remains a HUBZone through Dec 31, 2021:

The SBA issued a direct final rule extending the HUBZone map freeze from December 31, 2021, to June 30, 2023. The direct final rule (available here) takes effect on June 21, 2021. This is the latest in a series of developments for the HUBZone Program in 2021. 
Background:Several years ago, SBA froze the HUBZone maps until December 31, 2021, to ensure that firms would have enough time to plan after seeing how the results of the 2020 Census would impact the HUBZone maps. However, due to the pandemic, the 2020 Census results are behind schedule and SBA does not expect to have the data it needs until December 2022. Therefore, to ensure HUBZone firms have enough time to plan around the new HUBZone maps based on the 2020 Census data, SBA’s direct final rule will keep the HUBZone maps “on ice” until June 30, 2023. Pushing back the anticipated “thaw” for another 1.5 years will give SBA time to incorporate the 2020 Census data into the HUBZone maps and then provide adequate notice to the HUBZone small business community. SBA’s direct final rule is a welcome change for many HUBZone firms that were facing the loss of their HUBZone status at the end of this year. It is also possible that, once the HUBZone maps are updated to reflect the 2020 Census data, some areas that are currently in redesignated status could come back into the HUBZone program by the time the HUBZone maps unfreeze after June 30, 2023. 

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