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Pike Place Market FoundationIn order to address the significant impact COVID-19 has had on the Pike Place Market community, the Pike Place Market Foundation is launching a Small Business Recovery Fund to address the most-pressing needs of our merchant community. The new Pike Place Market Small Business Recovery Fund will provide quick, flexible and critical gap funding to help bring small businesses back to operating in the Market. The Market Foundation developed this new Small Business Recovery Fund in partnership with the PDA and with input from the Market’s small businesses. This fund will roll out in phases to support a variety of businesses operating within the Market Historic District.Small Business
GSBA Ready for Business Fund The Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and Comcast Washington have teamed up to offer relief grants to small business owners seeking financial assistance, particularly those who are LGBTQ+, women and people of color. The new Ready for Business Fund will provide grants of $2,500 to small businesses that have a significant need due to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting with $50,000 in seed funding from Comcast Washington, the GSBA will initially give grants to 20 qualifying businesses.Small Business 4
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance ProgramUSDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance program on April 17, 2020. CFAP will use funding and authorities provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other USDA existing authorities. This $19 billion immediate relief program includes direct support to agricultural producers. To get assistance with your CFAP application please contact your local Farm Service Agency: Farm will open on May 26th
Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Application To apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you (the Borrower) must complete this application as directed in these instructions, and submit it to your Lender (or the Lender that is servicing your loan). Borrowers may also complete this application electronically through their Lender.Small Business
Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Additional FundingThe Small Business Administration will resume accepting EIDL loan applications today, April 27th at 10:30AM EDT from eligible borrowers. These additional funds made available by the federal government for small businesses. The Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan was approved for an additional $60 Million in funding. Small Business as soon as possible, funding will run out quickly
4 Culture - Cultural Relief FundFunds will be available for cultural organizations and practitioners affected by COVID-19 closures and cancellations. Deadlines will be rolling; funding rounds will take place multiple times throughout the year with simplified application processes. Stay tuned via email, the website, and social media channels for information on how to apply for the Cultural Relief Fund once it launches.Daystall Arts & Crafts - ongoing
Alliance of Artist Communities -Emergency Relief ProgramThe Alliance of Artist Communities (AAC) seeks to support artist residencies and artists as they navigate COVID-19 pandemic. Please see resource list on their website.Daystall Arts & Crafts
Americans for the Arts Resource Portal for Artists during COVID-19AFTA is regularly updating this page about national news and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. The site includes links to grants and relief funding for artists.Daystall Arts & Crafts
Amazon Small Business Relief FundsAmazon is offering $5 million in relief funds for small businesses with revenue of less than $7 million or fewer than 50 employees. Currently, Amazon is focusing on businesses nearest the Amazon campus but is accepting applications from nearby businesses affected by COVID-19 as well.Small Business
Another Round, Another Rally Relief FundThis relief fund is distributing $500 relief grants. Anyone in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback may apply for funds Funds are distributed via Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, or Paypal so those in need can get funds as quickly as possible. If you do not have a bank account we can also send funds via check or visa gift card but it may take longer to receive.Small Business (aplication available in Espanol)
Artists Charitable FundAssists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical, dental and eye-care bills.Daystall Arts & Crafts
Artist Relief Grants Artist Relief is an emergency initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists— that have come together in this unprecedented moment—to distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward.Daystall Arts & Crafts will be distributed for a period of 6 months until September 2020
Artists Trust Relief Fund These unrestricted cash grants support working artists with lost wages and earnings; loss from an event, performance, and conference cancellations and school / community-based education closures; reimbursement for travel loss; medical expenses; rent and mortgage payments, food, utilities, and other living expenses. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and selected weekly. Grants range from $500-$5,000 based on artists’ needs.Daystall Arts & Crafts accepted on a rolling basis
Artwork Archive - Financial Relief ResourcesList of grants available to artists in the United States. This list is also available by region Daystall Arts & Crafts
Black Business Prosperity (BBP) GrantIn an effort to support and uplift minority owned businesses within King County, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle would like to introduce the Black Business Prosperity (BBP) Grant. Their goal is to provide direct cash assistance to black small business owners who have been financially distressed due to COVID-19 related circumstances.Small Business - October 12
Business Impact NorthwestNational, Washington State, King County, and Seattle level resources to help with business impacts of COVID-19 including guiding business owners through PPP and EIDL applications. Small Business
CARES Act: Frequently Asked QuestionsA FAQ for small business owners looking to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Disaster Injury Loan or both Small Business
CARES Act: Guide for Small Business OwnersUse this guide to learn about the Emergency Economic Injury Grant and Paycheck Protection Program Loans as they relates to your small business. The Emergency Economic Injury Grant is being administered through the Small Business Association and Paycheck Protection Loans are administered through individual banks. This page also has information to match business owners with free resource partners who can provide one on one business counseling. *Please note: The Paycheck Protection Program is no longer accepting applications.Small Business
CERF + The Artists Safety Net - Emergency FundingCERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Their core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.Daystall Arts & Crafts
City of Seattle - Rent ReliefCity to Provide $400,000 in Rent Relief to an Estimated 90 Arts and Cultural Nonprofits, Small Businesses, and Artist Studios that Rent City-Owned Property, including Seattle Center. While rent arrangements vary across City-owned facilities, the City will provide rent relief in the equivalent of two months. For nonprofit organizations and renters with artist studio licenses, including Seattle Children’s Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Cascade Bicycle Club, the relief is in the form of rent forgiveness. For businesses including Arena Sports, Marination Station, and vendors in the Armory their rent will be deferred. Small Business
Craft3 -Small Business LoansCraft3 offers loan products for small businesses in the following areas: Small business owners, underserved communities and food & agriculture. Loans can be used for start up costs, working capital, commercial real estate, crop loan debt restructuring, or project financing. See website for eligibility and more details. Small Business
Creative Capital Offers a list of resources for artists and arts organizations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the Creative Capital Award, supporting artists with up to $50,000 in project funding, advisory services, career advancement resources, and national networking opportunities valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project.Daystall Arts & Crafts
Employment Security Department - Reflief for displaced workersThe Employment Security Department adopted the emergency rules to offer relief for workers and employers if work is disrupted by COVID-19Residents
Facebook $100 Million Small Business Assistance Program Facebook is launching a global relief program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligibility criteria for the grants have not yet been established, but the company will begin taking applications in the next few weeks.Small Business opening in the next couple of weeks
Farm Credit East - Paycheck Protection Program for FarmersInformation for farmers on how their small business may qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program under the federal CARES Act. Includes a Powerpoint Presentation explaining the programFarm
Farm King County -COVID-19 Resource PageIncludes information about local loan programs for food businesses, small business planning guide for emergencies and natural disasters and will be updated as more resources become available. Please note that many of these resources are available to farm and food businesses outside of King County.Farm
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency GrantsProvides grants to visual or performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600. Please check the website for eligibility requirements.Daystall Arts & Crafts Here
Freelance Artist ResourcesIncludes preparedness resources, quantifying economic impacts, online platforms, health and mental health resources, and more.Daystall Arts & Crafts
Google $800 + million to support small businesses$340 million in Google Ads credits available to all SMBs with active accounts in the past year. Credit notifications will appear in their Google Ads account and can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across advertising platforms. Small Business
Glass Art Society Emergency ReliefGrants and funds for artists nationwide. Check that your location is eligible.Daystall Arts & Crafts
James Beard Foundation Food & Beverage Industry Relief FundJames Beard Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need. Application details coming soon.Small Business will be posted on the website shortly
King County property tax payment extension King County will extend the collection of property taxes for landowners an additional 30 days from the current due date. This can be extended further upon legislative action. To check for more information please contact Richard martin at 206-477-3876Farm To check for more information please contact Richard martin at 206-477-387 or
Kiva Zero Interest Crowd Sourced LoansKiva is offering up to $15,000 zero interest crowd-funded loans for domestic businesses suffering the impacts of COVID-19. Visit their website for more information and to apply.Small Business accepted on a rolling basis
Mental Health Resource PageShine, in partnership with Mental Health America, has vetted and compiled a wealth of research-backed and helpful tools - articles, meditations, access to mental health experts, anxiety screenings, and more. Residents
Moratorium on Evictions through Mayor Jenny Durkan's office Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an emergency order temporarily halting residential evictions for non-payment of rent. The Mayor’s order applies to residential evictions within the City of Seattle. The Mayor also signed an order that temporarily halts evictions of small business and nonprofit tenants in the City of Seattle. Residents
Northwest Folklife COVID-19 Artist and Community Resource ListList of resources for several communities affected by Covid-19 that includes financial support, advocacy and mutual aid efforts, and informational resources. Resources updated daily.Daystall Arts & Crafts
The Plate FundRestaurant workers who live in King County and have suffered financial hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis may be eligible for $500 in immediate assistance.Small Business come first serve so apply ASAP
Paycheck Protection Program: Additional Funding April 27thThe Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications today, April 27th at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of eligible borrowers. These additional funds made available by the federal government for small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program was approved for an additional infusion of $321 billion in funding.Small Business as soon as possible, funding will run out quickly
Rauschenberg Emergency GrantsOne time grants of up to $5K for unexpected medical emergencies. These grants are available to visual and media artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. These grants cannot be used for lost wages and will be reviewed late May/early June. Please email for more information. Daystall Arts & Crafts now (grants will be reviewed late May/early June)
Restaurant Employee Relief FundThe National Restaurant Association Education Foundation will be offering $500 one-time grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.Small Business Here
Save Small Business FundThe Chamber of Commerce along with Vistaprint and others are providing $5K grants to small businesses. Eligible businesses will employ between 3-20 people, be located in an economically vulnerable area, and have been financially harmed by COVID-19. Grant funding should go towards business expenses. Small Business will be awarded weekly
Seattle Artists & Creative Workers Relief FundingPriority may be given to artists from communities that have been historically and systemically economically disadvantaged in the Seattle Area: BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists – but they will try to help as many artists with need in Seattle as possible. To be eligible you must work and live in Washington State and be 18 or older.Daystall Arts & Crafts accepted on a rolling basis
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce - Keep Workers Safe and Healthy Fund This assistance is designed to help employers continue to provide uninterrupted medical insurance for their employees and keep employees safe by offsetting the costs of additional sanitization and safety supplies. Employers who have 200 employees or less are eligible in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Small Business Here
Seattle Met Small Business ResourcesA list of resources to help Seattle's small businesses amid the COVID-19 crisisSmall Business
Seattle Office of the Mayor- COVID-19 Community ResourcesSeattle Mayor’s office compilation of resources for both individuals and business owners. This list is being continually updated.Residents

Seattle Office of Economic Development -Small Business COVID-19 resources
Business and worker resources from the Seattle Office of Economic Development. There is also a survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on local businessesSmall Business
Seattle Utilities & Seattle City Light will keep utilities on during COVID-19 Civil Emergency Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. This will provide immediate utility relief for customers, both residential and commercial, financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective immediately, all SPU and SCL customers can set up deferred payment plans if COVID-19 has jeopardized their financial stability.Residents
ShareWork Program (through WA State Employment Securities Dept)SharedWork is a voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.ShareWork includes information for employers on how to retain skilled workers, reduce payroll costs, and work through smart alternatives to layoffs. Small Business
Steve Giovinco -List of Emergency Funding for Visual ArtistsList of grants (emergency and otherwise) available for visual artists. Grants range from $1-$10KDaystall Arts & Crafts
United Way of King County - Help with April RentIf you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance. Please check the website for income eligibility requirementsResidents are currently paused
United Way of King County - COVID-19 ResourcesContinually updated list of resources ranging from public benefits, utility assistance, food assistance, job opportunities, legal support, etc. You can also call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 877-211-9274This link will take you away from You can also search their online database.Residents
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster AssistanceSmall businesses in many Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This loan provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.Small Business
United States Bartenders Guild- Bartender Emergency Assistance ProgramGrant assistance program for bartenders that have been employed for a year or more prior to COVID-19 pandemic, have experienced a catastrophic event or emergency hardship, lack basic necessities, and can show documentation of catastrophic event or emergency hardship. Further details can be found on the BEAP website. Residents
Verizon Small Business Recovery FundLISC will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.Small Business Round of applications are due April 4th
Washington Food Coalition - Hunger Relief Distribution UpdatesSearchable by county to see what food banks and other food distribution sites have updated schedules or changes to their distribution due to COVID-19.Residents
Washington State Department of Agriculture - COVID-19 Resource PageUpdated information on food safety during COVID-19, food assistance, farm and food business resources, and livestock management. Please check page for updates or call 360-902-1800Farm
Washington Department of Revenue DOR Tax InformationNationally and within Washington State with the declaration of a federal emergency filing taxes has been extended until July 15th without accruing any additional penalties or interest. You can file on time on April 15th if you wish to do so.Small Business filing post-poned until July 15th
Washington Governor Jay Inslee - Resource list for impacted businesses and workersThe Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus.Small Business
Washington State Business AssociationResources for Washington State businesses including links to programs provided by DOR, IRS, ESD, L&I, and many more. Please check page for continual updates.Small Business
WA State House Democrats Resources: Individuals, Workers, and EmployersStatewide resources that include small business owners that are impacted by Covid-19. Includes multilingual resources in Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and more. Check page for updated information.Small Business
Women in the Arts Funding OpportunitiesIncludes resources for individual artists from several different categories worldwide. Please use the link to research options you may be eligible for or contact 212-592-4511 or info@womenartsmediacoalition.orgDaystall Arts & Crafts
Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant Program Through $5 Million in funds from Governor Inslee's Strategic Reserve Fund, Washington State Small Businesses can apply for up to $10,000 through their local county/regional economic development organization. Grant funds can used for operational expenses including rent, supplies/inventory, utility bills, etc. as well as consulting, marketing, and training. Eligible organizations must have been in business for at least one year and have 10 full-time employees or less. This is a one time grant that can be awarded during the current budget cycle or before 6/30/21. Small Business**Asotin, Clark, Garfield, Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Okanogan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whitman and Whatcom counties are no longer accepting applications due to overwhelming volume.
City of Seattle OED Small Business Stabilization Fund This fund is an expansion of the Office of Economic Development’s (OED) Small Business Stabilization Fund, which the Mayor created to support small businesses whose operations were jeopardized by a destabilizing event. Eligible small businesses will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to mitigate revenue lost by COVID-19. The Office of Economic Development is accepting applications today. To qualify for this grant, a business must have 5 employees or fewer, be below 80% area median income, have a physical establishment, and be financially impacted by COVID-19Small Business Passed
Big Table Grant Big Table is an organization that provides grants to people working in the restaurant and hospitality industry who are experiencing crisis. Seattle applications re-open tomorrow, April 1st. If you or any of your staff can benefit from this grant you can call the Market Commons at 206.774.5315 or email and they can act as a reference. They are also available to help provide people with information about how to refer coworkers, and assist with other resource questions you may have.Small Business Applications reopen April 1st
National Young Farmers Coalition + Chipotle Grant ProgramNational Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) is launching a new grant program to help young and new farmers and ranchers startup and grow their businesses. In 2020 Young Farmers will provide 50 farmers and ranchers $5,000 grants. Grant recipients will also receive a one-year membership to the National Young Farmers Coalition. Farmers who have been farming for 10 years or less are eligible to apply. Applications due March 29thFarm were due on
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CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program The Paycheck Protection Program is being administered through SBA and provides loans to eligible entities with such loans being subject to forgiveness under certain circumstances. Companies with 500 employees or fewer that maintain their payroll during coronavirus can recieve up to 8 weeks of cash flow assistance. Loans may be used for a variety of purposes. Check with your SBA office and/or banking partner for more details. Small Business No longer accepting applications as current funding has run out
American Farmland Trust- Relief Fund AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.Farm are closed
Homesight: Small Business Support GrantGrant funds may cover basic business needs, including: marketing strategies, business loan costs, bookkeeping and accounting, advertising, business association membership dues, business planning, legal support resources, business tax preparation, equipment and fixtures, minor repairs, business taxes, permits, and licensing fees, and working capital to get through these unprecedented times.Small Business has passed
Salesforce Care Small Business GrantsGrant funding up to $10K for businesses that have been in operation for 2 years or more as of March 2020, employ between 2-50 employees, are a for profit company, have an annual revenue of $250K and $2M, and have been impacted by COVID-19. Check website for full eligibility requirements and application process. Small Business closed for WA State
Washington State Health Benefit -Special Enrollment PeriodIn response to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (Exchange) announced a limited-time special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance. This special enrollment period (SEP) that runs through April 8, 2020, will allow uninsured individuals to enroll in health insurance coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder.Residents has passed