The City of North Bend recently announced its allocation of $183,600 to small businesses and community organizations in need of emergency funding through the City of North Bend COVID-19 Rapid Relief Program.

North Bend was awarded $208,000 from the CARES fund and an additional $10,600 from King County and King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert.

“Our local businesses and organizations have suffered extreme financial hardships over the past several months and are struggling to stay afloat. The success of our economy is largely dependent upon their success,” Mayor Rob McFarland said in a press release. “It is the City’s intention to offer any assistance we can during these challenging times.”

North Bend received 54 applications for the grant funds, of which 50 met specific requirements detailed in the program. The City is finalizing contracts so the federal dollars can be released in the next two weeks.