The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has announced that it is offering grants to small agriculture-related businesses in sectors that have suffered economically due to the coronavirus pandemic but have been left out of earlier relief programs.

Funded through a partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce, the WSDA Relief and Recovery grants are intended to assist small businesses in four agriculture sectors, which include:

  • Shellfish growers;
  • Farmers market organizations;
  • Agritourism farms; and
  • Small breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries dependent on tap and tasting room sales.

According to the WSDA, these four sectors were selected because they did not qualify for other small business and agriculture COVID-19 relief programs.

Click here to learn more about each of the grants and whether your business qualifies. Businesses that do not qualify for the WSDA grants can visit here for information on other assistance available to Washington businesses.