– Resources for Your Business and Employees –

FEDERAL RESOURCES CARES Act

Loans

More guidance on these programs and how to apply is expected from the U.S. Treasury Department and U.S. Small Business Administration in the coming days.

WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES

Grants

Loans

Additional Info

KING COUNTY RESOURCES

Grants

SEATTLE RESOURCES

SEATTLE/KING COUNTY PHILANTHROPIC RESOURCES

RESTAURANT & BAR RESOURCES

ARTS & CULTURE RESOURCES

Resources for Organizations and Artists

Funds for Organizations and Artists 

City of Seattle Resources: Mayor Durkan has announced her initial recovery package to small businesses. This package includes:

  1. Deferral of B&O Taxes
  2. Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund (apply here
  3. Assistance to Access SBA loans (once it becomes available)
  4. Relief for Utility Payments
  5. New Small Business Recovery Task Force

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to responding to and supporting small businesses to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. As this is a rapidly developing issue, OED will be holding weekly webinars to share new developments, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. The webinars will occur every Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You can register for the webinar here. A recording and notes from this webinar will be posted to OED’s Bottom Line blog.

State of Washington Resources: The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus. Please click here for more information about assistance related to finance and state taxes, exports, employers and workers, and insurance. The Employment Security Department has taken action for businesses and workers affected by COVID-19. The department has adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. Please click here for more information.

Small Business Administration Resources: The Small Business Administration will provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. Our understanding at present is that the funds have been approved, but the disaster declaration needs to be finalized before the applications become available. We will share that application as soon as it becomes available. You can read the full announcement here.

Federal Resources under the CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The bill includes a number of resources for business owners and aid to help stimulate the economy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CARES Act provides unprecedented financial assistance to small and mid-size and large businesses in our state. Full details of what is included in the CARES Act can be found here.

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~Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

~CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS: Small Business Guide and Checklist – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

~SBA – Payroll Protection Program 2020

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: New Guidelines from the WSLCB Regarding Alcohol Sales During COVID-19 Crisis 3.24.2020

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: Request for Personal Protective Equipment 3.23.2020

~Governor Inslee’s List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” 3.23.2020

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: Ballard Alliance Safety and Security Update – BIA 3.23.2020

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: COVID-19 Updates 3.19.2020

~ MIKE’S MESSAGE: New Guidance from WSLCB re: Alcohol and Cannabis Sales 3.18.2020

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: Mayor Durkan Announces New Mesasures to Facilitate Curbside Pick Up Near Restaurants 3.17.2020

~OFFICE OF THE MAYOR PRESS RELEASE 3.17.2020 – Mayor Announces New Measures to Facilitate Curbside Pick Up

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: SBA Disaster Assistance Available for King County 3.16.2020

~MIKE’S MESSAGE: BALLARD ALLIANCE ALERT 3.15.2020 (Financial Edition)

~MIKE’S MESSAGE:Resources for Your Business and Employees: COVID-19(Coronavirus) – Message from the Executive Director 3.12.2020

~ OFFICE OF THE MAYOR PRESS RELEASE 3.12.2020 – 1.5 Million Dollar Covid-19 Fund Announcement

~ HANDWASHING AND HAND SANITIZER USE FLYER from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

~ PREVENTATIVE ACTION FLYER from Ballard Alliance

~ WORKPLACE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FLYER from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention