The third round of the Working Washington Small Business grants are now available. Eligible small businesses are encouraged to apply for up to $20,000 in emergency funding.

The online application portal is now open and priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 11.

As outlined by the Washington State Department of Commerce, businesses that meet the following requirements can apply:

  • Small businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 and
  • Businesses in the sectors most impacted by the recent public health measures or 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.
  • If Commerce is able to fund all the eligible applicants from the priority pool, and funds remain, it may be able to provide grants to additional businesses or nonprofits from other sectors or who have annual revenues larger than $5 million.

Click here for additional eligibility requirements and to apply.