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NOW OPEN! Working Washington Small Business Grants: Round 3

Working Washington Small Business Relief Grant - Round 3

Greater Grays Harbor

The Working Washington Small Business Grants - Round 3 are now open for applications.
Access the application here

There are several upcoming opportunities and resources for application support. 

•    Thursday, 12/3 at Noon- SBDC Free Webinar on Completing the Working Washington Small Business Grants - Round 3. For more information and to register click here. 
•    Friday, 12/4 at Noon - Join GGHI CEO Lynnette Buffington and local SBDC Officer Mia Johnstone on FB Live on the Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. Facebook page as we review the application and take your questions live. 
•    If you need assistance in languages other than English, Commerce has a network of Business Resiliency partners who can help you with the application process. 
•    For support on the application form you can contact the Washington State Department of Commerce at or contacting Greater Grays Harbor at 360-532-7888. 
•    For those businesses that have applied for Working Washington 1 or Working Washington 2 directly through Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. there will be an opportunity to acknowledge your application history by checking the box next to the statement "I have previously submitted an application with my local ADO.” If this statement is accurate it is important and valuable that you do check the box. 

All details regarding the application can be found at this link

We've provided some FAQs regarding this process below.

Who can apply for Round 3?
These grants are prioritized for:
•    Small businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019.
•    Businesses in the sectors that are most impacted by the recent public health measures as well as businesses in sectors that have experienced significant, cumulative impacts. Examples include full-service restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and music and event venues. 
•    Certain nonprofits may also be eligible if they have a primary business activity that falls into a similar category as noted above. Example – a nonprofit full-service restaurant or nonprofit music venue.
•    Unlike previous grant applications there is no eligibility standard related to when your business opened or how many employees that you have. 
•    If Commerce is able to fund all the eligible applicants from the priority pool, and funds remain, we may be able to provide grants to additional businesses or nonprofits from other sectors or who have annual revenues larger than $5 million.
What does the grant pay for:
•    The maximum award grant will be up to $20,000. 
•    The grant can only cover expenses or costs incurred due to COVID-19 and that were necessary to continue business operations. 
How to apply:
•    Priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 10, 2020. If Commerce is able to fund all the applicants who submit by that time, they may be able to consider applicants who submit after the 10th. 
Here is a checklist of the information you’ll need to have ready:
•    Applicant W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number. A link to a blank W-9 can be found here
•    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 opened your business in 2020 please be prepared to upload documentation of your gross revenues to date. 
•    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, you can learn more here: What is a NAICS Code? and explore NAICS codes to see which one fits your business. 

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Questions? Please contact:
Lynnette Buffington
CEO, Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.

osgov pub date 12/03/2020