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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 Businesshttps://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/RJ57GQNDeadline Passed
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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 & Craftshttps://www.4culture.org/grants-artist-calls/cultural-relief-fund/First round of funding from April 1st-May 15th (apply anytime during that timeframe)
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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 & Craftshttps://www.artistcommunities.org/emergency-relief-programs
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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 & Craftshttps://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center
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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 Businesshttps://www.aboutamazon.com/job-creation-and-investment/neighborhood-small-business-relief-fund
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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 https://farmland.org/farmer-relief-fund/Applications will be posted on the American Farmland Trust website on March 26th
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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 & Craftshttp://www.artistscharitablefund.org/
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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 & Craftshttps://artisttrust.org/announcing-the-covid-19-artist-trust-relief-fund/Applications accepted on a rolling basis
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Business Impact NorthwestNational, Washington State, King County, and Seattle level resources to help with business impacts of COVID-19.Small Businesshttps://businessimpactnw.org/resources/
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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 & Craftshttps://cerfplus.org/
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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 & Craftshttps://creative-capital.org/
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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 https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19
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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 Businesshttps://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grantsApplications opening in the next couple of weeks
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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 https://www.farmkingcounty.org/news.html#news1
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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 & Craftshttps://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grantsApply Here
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Freelance Artist ResourcesIncludes preparedness resources, quantifying economic impacts, online platforms, health and mental health resources, and more.Daystall Arts & Craftshttps://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/
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Glass Art Society Emergency ReliefGrants and funds for artists nationwide. Check that your location is eligible.Daystall Arts & Craftshttps://www.glassart.org/resources/emergency-relief/
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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 Businesshttps://www.jamesbeard.org/reliefApplications will be posted on the website shortly
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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 richard.martin@kingcounty.gov
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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 Businesshttps://www.kiva.org/blog/faqs-kivas-response-to-covid-19Applications accepted on a rolling basis
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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 https://durkan.seattle.gov/2020/03/to-ease-financial-impacts-of-covid-19-pandemic-mayor-jenny-durkan-signs-emergency-order-to-temporarily-halt-evictions-of-small-businesses-and-nonprofit-organizations/
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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 https://www.youngfarmers.org/youngfarmergrants/Applications are due on March 29th
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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 & Craftshttps://www.nwfolklife.org/covid19resourcelist/
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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 emergencyfunds@nyfa.org for more information. Daystall Arts & Craftshttps://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-GrantsApply now (grants will be reviewed late May/early June)
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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 & Craftshttps://artbeat.seattle.gov/2020/03/17/artists-and-creative-workers-relief-funding/applications accepted on a rolling basis
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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 Businesshttps://www.keepworkershealthyandsafe.com/Apply Here
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Seattle Met Small Business ResourcesA list of resources to help Seattle's small businesses amid the COVID-19 crisisSmall Businesshttps://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-city-life/a-list-of-resources-to-help-seattle-s-small-businesses-amid-the-covid-19-crisis
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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 http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19
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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 Businesshttp://www.seattle.gov/office-of-economic-development/covid-19-business-and-worker-resources
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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 http://www.seattle.gov/utilities/about-us/email-question
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Steve Giovinco -List of Emergency Funding for Visual ArtistsList of grants (emergency and otherwise) available for visual artists. Grants range from $1-$10KDaystall Arts & Craftshttps://www.stevegiovinco.com/complete-list-of-emergency-fundsgrant-for-visual-artists/
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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 uwkc.org. You can also search their online database.Residents https://www.uwkc.org/covid-19-updates/
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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
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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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 https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/covid-19
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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 https://dor.wa.gov/about/business-relief-during-covid-19-pandemicTax filing post-poned until July 15th
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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 https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers
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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 https://www.wahbexchange.org/new-customers/who-can-sign-up/special-enrollment-period/Deadline to apply - April 8th
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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 https://www.business.wa.gov/site/alias__business/1561/covid-19.aspx
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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 https://housedemocrats.wa.gov/covid-19-resources-for-individuals-workers-and-employers/
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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 & Craftshttp://www.womenartsmediacoalition.org/funding-resources
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