Grants

Lifeboat 2 Grant – $645K

The Clallam County Commission approved approximately $645K in small business and non-profit grant funds. The maximum grant amount is $10K.
Eligibility Requirements:
–A For-profit or Non-profit business in Clallam County
–Business negatively impacted by COVID – 19
Priority will be going to businesses that have been most affected by the government shut down orders and those that have not received a grant through state or local organizations already. Those businesses that have already received funds through the EDC or another local entity will still be eligible to receive a grant award, but additional points are awarded to those businesses that have not received funding yet.
We anticipate announcing the recipients of the Lifeboat 2 grant the week of Oct 26th.
–If you have an estimate of your revenue this year and last, and have your UBI handy this grant application should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
–To apply for either Working WA2 or Lifeboat2 or both, click HERE.
–Lifeboat2 grant closes on Sunday, Oct 25th at midnight.

NDC Small Business Resiliency Grant – $10K

To support small businesses during the COVID19 pandemic, the Washington State Department of Commerce has developed the Community Small Business Resiliency Grant Program.
–Successful grant applicants will be eligible for up to $10,000*  
–Must be a small businesses licensed in Washington State.
–Businesses must have been in operation since March 1, 2019 and have no more than 20 employees. Grant funds can be used to cover working capital shortfalls due to COVID-19 hardship.** Click Here To Apply
For More Information, Click Here
Applications will be accepted between until 12 p.m. Pacific Time on October 28, 2020.
Commerce’s intent is to award each eligible applicant the maximum award available up to $10,000, based on the number of applications. HOWEVER, if the award per applicant would be less than $4,000 based on volume of eligible applicants, the applications will be reviewed and scored to determine award.

$20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding:

–Healthcare Providers including dentists that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments may apply for additional funding.
–Previously ineligible providers, such as those who began practicing in 2020 may apply. –An expanded group of behavioral health providers confronting the emergence of increased mental health and substance use issues exacerbated by the pandemic are eligible for relief payments.
–Providers that have already received payments of approximately 2% of annual revenue from patient care may submit more information to become eligible for an additional payment.
–Behavioral Health providers, including those that previously received funding and new providers.
–Healthcare providers that began practicing January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. This includes Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, dentists, assisted living facilities and behavioral health providers.
Deadline to apply: November 6, 2020.
Apply Here.
–For More Info – click 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.
Go to https://www.cityofpa.us/966/Utility-Payment-Information 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 Oct. 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:
–October 26 – November 2, 2020
–November 26 – December 2, 2020
–December 29, 2020 – January 5, 2021
–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.

Childcare Grants for Non-profits and Tribal governments $50-$150K:

Opportunity Details:
–Grant Amounts: $25,000 to $100,000, pending funding availability. Grant amounts of up to $150,000 will be considered for coalitions, state-wide organizations and intermediaries based on the scope and scale of coalition membership.
–Deadline for non-profits: Friday, October 23, 2020 by 5pm
–Deadlines for tribal entities: Friday, Nov 13, 2020 by 5pm
Strong preference will be given to:
–Organizations whose governance and leadership reflects the communities they were intended to serve.
–Organizations that center racial and economic equity in their work and approach.
–Organizations with strong relationships and trust in the communities they serve.

Guidelines link: https://allinwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/All-In-WA-Fund-Emergency-Flexible-Financial-Assistance-Grant-Guidelines_.pdf
Application link:  https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/prog/all_in_wa/

ArtsWA Grant – up to $10K in funding:

Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and fiscally sponsored groups impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for general operating support.
–No funding match is required.
–The deadline to apply is October 23.
–The application takes an estimated 30 minutes to complete.
For Businesses located in Washington State.
–Applications will be evaluated under three main criteria: Financial need, Arts and Cultural Programming, and Communities Served.
–To ensure geographic distribution, applications will be evaluated by regional panels serving the northwest, southwest, central, and eastern regions of the state.
Link to apply:  https://www.arts.wa.gov/cares-act-grants/

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)

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
Emailphilip.eggman@usda.gov
Phone360-470-9900
Release Date Aug 03, 2020

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