The City of Redmond is offering a pair of grant opportunities for nonprofits and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
One opportunity is a grant of up to $7,500 to Redmond home-based small businesses and nonprofits. The application opened on Thursday and closes Nov. 23. Details on eligibility and application portal access are available on this OneRedmond page.
OneRedmond is administering the grants.
The other opportunity supports outdoor operations and winterization efforts of Redmond businesses and nonprofits. Reimbursement grant awards up to $5,000 are available through this program, for which applications open Tuesday and close Dec. 1. For more information, register for the upcoming “City of Redmond Winterization Guidelines & Grant Update Webinar” at 10 a.m., Nov. 17.
“Two months ago, we launched the first grant program to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in our city,” Redmond Mayor Angela Birney said in a press release. “While it was successful, we realized that small businesses based out of Redmond residents’ homes such as special event, daycare, and health care providers were also in need of support due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on their industries. In addition, this grant program encourages and helps fund the extensive winterization efforts that organizations are undertaking to keep the community safe this winter.”
Kristina Hudson, executive director of OneRedmond, added in the release, “We heard loud and clear that additional help is needed. By offering one grant for home-based small business grants, and a second grant for winterization assistance, we can continue to support these critical businesses and organizations. Just as with the first grant round, this Phase II funding is only the beginning. We will also pair our companies with business advisers to assist in their recovery efforts.”
To learn more details and additional eligibility requirements, as well as to apply online, visit OneRedmond.