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Early Learning Facilities Grant

WA State Department of Commerce and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

The 2021-23 Early Learning Facilities (ELF) grant application is now open. Please visit our website for the link to the Zoom Grants application and to access supporting materials.
Before beginning your application, please be sure to read the Program Guidelines, Notice of Funding Opportunity, and Frequently Asked Questions documents. 

This webinar is recorded and posted to the Early Learning Facilities webpage.


Employee Retention Credit

If you are a small business who was able to retain their employees in 2021, you can file for the Employee Retention Credit for all 4 quarters and may also receive an advance payment of a portion of the credit! See more below: ERC-COVID-Snapshot-5.7.21_full-textDownload

USDA Announces Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers:

Applications Due October 15!

After 7 months of inertia, USDA announced Wednesday they were releasing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19. The funding was included as part of the omnibus spending bill for the current fiscal year, enacted on December 31st of last year.

.Eligibility:

Percent Revenue Loss = ((2019 Gross Revenue – 2020 Gross Revenue) / 2019 Gross Revenue) x 100

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the FSA office at your local USDA Service Center or call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance.

Applying for Assistance

Loggers and truckers will be able to apply for PATHH by working directly with the Farm Service Agency office at their local USDA Service Center. Applications will be accepted via mail, fax, hand delivery, or electronic means.

Producers with an eAuthentication account can apply for PATHH via our PATHH Application Portal. Applications can be completed, electronically signed, and submitted directly to your local USDA Service Center through this online system. Reference our PATHH Application Portal User Guide for more information. Producers interested in creating an eAuthentication account should visit farmers.gov/sign-in to learn more.

The forms you will need to complete your application are outlined below.

You are encouraged to contact the FSA office at your local USDA Service Center with any questions about PATHH, program eligibility, or the application process. You may also call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to provide one-on-one assistance.



Shuttered Venue Operator Grants:

SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Still Has Funds Available!

According to this new SBA report, as of July 6 the SBA received 14,884 SVOG applications nationwide totaling $11.7 billion. As of July 6, there are 122 Washington venues which have received an SVOG grant totaling $83 million. Three Jefferson County businesses have received just over $600K in total BUT NO Clallam County Businesses have been awarded any funding yet. We expect this performance to grow as SBA works through the applications, and their goal is to review all applications by mid-July. There are still SVOG funds available! The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant is only available until the funding has been exhausted. Go to https://www.svograntportal.sba.gov/s/ to apply. This grant is for brick and mortar businesses only whose primary income is generated through events.

In order to apply for the SVOG you will need to register with the Federal Government under the System for Management (SAM#). Register for the number HERE

You will also need a DUN and Breadstreet (DUNS#) which you can get HERE

SVOG FAQ Sheet


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:

Slideshow about PPP, EIDL, and PPP Forgiveness from Steve Burke, subject matter expert for WA State SBDC


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.


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

Closed Grants:

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