Grant Information

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Sound Publishing Grant: Deadline to apply is January 24 ,2021

Sound Publishing has launched a local stimulus program to help businesses adapt in a rapidly evolving economic environment.

Based in Everett, Sound is the publisher of the Peninsula Daily News, Forks Forum, and Sequim Gazette and provides local news, information and advertising to more than 35 communities in Washington.

Sound will make up to $500,000 available to locally owned and operated businesses through monthly grants ranging from $500 to $20,000.

The program will provide matching advertising credits for use in print and digital products.

“This stimulus program follows the highly successful grant program that we launched in May of this year,” said Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing. “While providing nearly $300,000 of much-needed marketing grants to local advertisers, we gained great insights into the challenges that small business owners are facing,” O’Connor said. “We’ve developed our stimulus program to meet those challenges and help local business not only recover but flourish, in today’s business climate.”

Said Terry Ward, vice-president of Sound and publisher of the Peninsula Daily News: “Businesses across the North Olympic Peninsula continue to struggle as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and it’s important we all work together as a community to support our neighbors in their time of need.

The grants will be awarded immediately and will be effective in January, February and March.

Applications are due Jan. 24. Grants can be used from Jan. 1 through March 31. To apply, go to

Emergency EIDL Advance (Grants):

The SBA will be providing more information on how to apply for these grants soon.  Be sure to sign up for the Clallam EDC newsletters to receive information on how to apply as soon as the grant opens. 
–$20 billion for the Targeted EIDL Advance program;
–Extends covered period for Emergency EIDL grants through December 31, 2021.
Targeted EIDL Advance for Small Business Continuity, Adaptation, and Resiliency.
–Provides additional targeted funding for eligible entities located in low-income communities.
–Makes entities in low-income communities that received an EIDL Advance eligible to receive an amount equal to the difference of what the entity received under the CARES Act and $10,000.
–Provides $10,000 grants to eligible applicants in low-income communities that did not secure grants because funding had run out.

Shuttered Venue Operator Grants:

The SBA will be providing more information on how to apply for these grants soon.  Be sure to sign up for the Clallam EDC newsletters to receive information on how to apply as soon as the grant opens or the information will be able to be found at when the program information is available.

— This grant will be administered by SBA’s office of Disaster Assistance.
–$15 billion for Direct Grants for Shuttered Venue Operators.
–SBA will make grants to eligible live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, motion picture theatre operators, or talent representatives who demonstrate a 25% reduction in revenues.

How much can I receive in this grant?
The amount of grant appears to be either:
–45% of your 2019 revenue or
–85% of 2019 operating expenses.
It is possible for some Venues to receive more than one round of funding. The second round would be half the amount of what was received in the first round.
How Can the Money be used?
Grant funds can be used for expenses such as payroll costs, rent, utilities and personal protective equipment.
I am a Small Venue Operation – will there be money available for me?
$2 billion of the $15 billion is set aside for businesses with 50 full-time employees or fewer, but this set-aside expires after 60 days after the grant program opens.
Grant funding will go to the hardest hit first:
In the initial 14-day period, grants will be awarded to businesses whose revenue decreased by  90% or more. In the next 14-day period, grants will go to businesses whose revenue decreased by 70% or more. After these two periods, grants shall be awarded to all other businesses.

Important to note:

  • In order to be eligible for the Shuttered Venue Grant your business must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020
  • The application portal is not yet open.
  • If you think you may be eligible and would like to be added to our notification email list, please email
  • You are not prohibited from applying for an SVOG if:
    • You already have a Covid EIDL loan or plan to apply for one
    • You received a PPP loan before December 27, 2020
  • The following slides came from this recorded webinar.

Working Washington 3 Grant Outcomes:

The WA State Department of Commerce have notified businesses around the state that were selected to receive a Working WA grant.
Approximately 7,200 businesses received $12,500 grants.
–In addition, Commerce awarded 630 businesses $4,500 each to businesses that had previously received an $8,000 business resiliency grant and also met the priority criteria for the Working Washington 3 grant. This ensured resiliency grant recipients received the same funding amount they would have received had they applied for a Working Washington grant.
Commerce received over 29,000 applications in total, so approximately one in four applicants received a grant.
More than half the recipients are full-service restaurants.
–If you applied for a Working WA 3 grant and you have questions you can contact Commerce at Due to high volumes of correspondence, Commerce is unable to return all voice messages so e-mail will be the fastest and easiest way for Commerce’s team to respond.

$10,000 Tourism Grants from the Port of Seattle:

–Applications for the 2021 Tourism Marketing Support Program are now being accepted!
–All application, submitted as one document to, are due no later than Feb. 5, 2021 by 2pm
–On the Port of Seattle website you’ll find the Application Packet, which includes an application form, proposal requirements, and program overview information. 
–The Port of Seattle Commission announced its sixth annual Tourism Marketing Support Program, which will provide $200,000 in matching dollars to local communities and non-profit organizations across the state of Washington, with a goal of spending $50,000 of those funds to address equity, diversity, and inclusion. The program provides matching support of up to $10,000 to non-profit destination marketing organizations (DMO’s), attractions, cities, tribal organizations and Chambers of Commerce to effectively market their destination to non-resident visitors. “As the Port of Seattle continues to lead on equitable economic recovery for our region and state, we are acutely aware that tourism has been hit hard as a result of the Covid-19 crisis,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Peter Steinbrueck. “We hope these small steps will go a long way to help these communities recover.” Prior to the pandemic, tourism was recognized as the 4th largest economic sector for our state. Estimates for job losses in the industry right now are over 100,000 for the state.
–There will be a Information Session held on January 12, 2021. If interested in attending, please REGISTER HERE.

City of Port Angeles Utility Grant for Businesses:

Approved businesses will receive a credit of $200.00 toward their monthly utility bill.
Can you say yes to the following?
–Business temporarily closed or services reduced by Government order
–Employee layoffs (temporary or permanent)
–Revenue collection of 75% or less from one-year previous
Business is located in the Port Angeles City limits.
Click Here to apply.

Rural Relief Small Business Grants – up to $20K funded by Lowes:

Total funding available is $18 million and 900 grants will be awarded, according to the LISC website. Those eligible include small businesses in communities with a population of 50,000 or less. Applications open Nov. 26.
For Businesses that are located within the United States.
–Applications are being accepted in “rounds”. You must submit a new application for each round in order to be considered for funding in that round. Below are the dates of upcoming rounds:
–January 26 – February 2, 2021
What are the size of the awards? 
Grants will be made in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. LISC will use the funding to provide grants to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19.
Learn more and Apply Here.

Working WA 1 (WWSBEG) List of Recipients:
This map shows more than 1,400 recipients of the Round 1 Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants. You can search by County or industry sector. In Clallam County there were 48 recipients receiving in total more than $177K.
Link to Map Search

Working WA 2 List of Recipients:
The link to this map shows the 1,570 recipients of Round 2 of the Working WA Small Business Emergency Grants. In Clallam County there were 26 businesses that received in total over $110K.
Link to Working WA 2 Map Search

Lifeboat 1 & 2 Grant Totals:

Clallam County Commissioners created the Lifeboat 1 & 2 Grant Programs which funded 277 Clallam County Businesses with $1.66M in total.

Grants for Non-Profits & Governments:

Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG)
RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training,
and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or
opportunity type grant activities.
How much funding is available?
There is no maximum grant amount for enterprise or opportunity type grants; however, smaller requests are given higher priority. Generally, grants range from $10,000 up to $500,000. There is no cost sharing requirement.
How may funds be used?
Enterprise type grant funds must be used on projects to benefit small and emerging businesses in rural areas as specified in the grant application.
Uses may include:
• Training and technical assistance, such as project planning, business counseling/training, market research, feasibility studies, professional/technical reports, or product/service improvements
• Acquisition or development of land, easements, or rights of way; construction, conversion, renovation, of buildings, plants, machinery, equipment, access streets and roads, parking areas, utilities.
Opportunity type grant funding must be used for projects and can be used for:
• Community economic development
• Technology-based economic development
• Feasibility studies and business plans
• Leadership and entrepreneur training
• Rural business incubators
• Long-term business strategic planning.
Check out the Fact Sheet Here
or more information contact Phil Eggman
Release Date Aug 03, 2020

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Closed Grants:
  • Phase 1 & 2 of Provider Relief Fund Grant (Closed)
  • Kitsap Bank’s Edg3 Fund 2020 (Closed)
  • Lifeboat1 Grant Awards (Closed)
  • Working Washington 1 Grant (Closed)
  • CDBG Micro-Enterprise Grant (Closed)
  • Working Washington 2 Grant (Closed)
  • Lifeboat 2 Grant (Closed)
  • NDC Small Business Resiliency Grant (Closed)
  • Fall Childcare Covid-19 Grant (Closed)
  • Childcare grants for non- profits and tribal governments (Closed)
  • ArtsWA Grant (Closed)
  • Phase 3 Provider Relief (Closed)
  • Resiliency Grant (Closed)
  • Forks City Grant (Closed)
  • Round 3 Working Washington Grant (Closed)

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