Governor Inslee Announces New Emergency Grants for WA Small Businesses
plus more new relief programs & resources
see details below...
The Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting our local businesses, that’s why we are providing these resources to assist you in working through the challenges related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.) As a community we are all in this together, and if you have questions or need anything at all we encourage you to reach out to us.

Apply for up to $10,000 in emergency funding. Governor Inslee is offering a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Business, Employer & Employee Resources

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed during the pandemic and economic downturn. Here are some resources to assist you with the program…

New! Live Webinar April 8: Helping Companies Navigate the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Many business owners are seeking guidance as they scramble to figure out how to get their share of the $349 billion in emergency relief funds. Speakers from the SBA and our regional banking community review and share their insights to help business owners navigate the PPP program.

Watch Anytime: Webinar - SBA Loans & Grants Available Under the New CARES ACT - Join representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they review the new funding opportunities available including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans, the SBA Debt Relief and Express Bridge Loans, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency Economic Injury Grants.
Quick Answers & Preparation List re: Paycheck Protection Program – Infographic Worksheet by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act – Complete Information & Links by U.S. Senate Commitee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Center – A mentorship & counseling division of the SBA. A central hub of up-to-date information and best practices for small business resilience at this time. The completely free resource center includes financial support resources, live and on-demand educational content and access to remote mentoring.

Coronavirus Small Business Guide & Resources – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Family First Coronavirus Response Act - U.S. Department of Labor - Tax Credits & Paid Leave Information

Grants & Industry Specific Relief Funds

New! The Plate Fund – Food Service Workers that LIVE in King County can apply for financial assistance from The Plate Fund. Donations are also needed to add to this fund.

New! Webinar Hosted on April 9 – “What’s Next? COVID-19 Relief For Non-Profits” Learn the latest about the relief efforts and additional federal policies to provide resources for nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Grants of $500 will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Cultural Relief Fund – Applications are now open for the Cultural Relief Fund. Grant funds for cultural workers who have suffered financial hardship from the COVID-19 outbreak or have an innovative idea that shows promise in supporting other King County residents may be available to you or your organization.

James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund – Open to independent restaurants with under 100 employees. Apply here for temporary relief funds up to $15,000.

Facebook is offering 100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses

 State Tax Relief Measures

Business Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor's Stay Home Stay Healthy Guidelines

The Governor has designated “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

Governor Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order. This is a list of social distancing recommendations currently in place.

Personal Protective Equipment Medical Supplies

New! Video: Make A Mask In 45 Seconds – Slow the spread folks! Learn how to make a mask with household items in just 45 seconds from the U.S. Surgeon General. CDC is recommending face masks for everyone when out in public.

Washington State Seeks Manufacturers For Personal Protective Equipment and Infection-Control Products - Surgical masks, Swab tests, Gloves, Gowns, Vials, Saline solution & more.

FEMA Seeks Those Selling or Donating Medical Supplies - If you…
– Sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government Email Here
– Have medical supplies or equipment to donate Provide Details Here
– Are a private company wanting to produce products related to COVID response Email Here
Further… The FDA is interested in hearing from manufacturers who may be able to help mitigate potential shortages of PPE by increasing U.S. availability of such devices. These manufacturers may Email FDA Here

Human Resources / Personnel Assistance

N ow is the time to review your workplace policies regarding leave, working remotely, wage and hour, and so forth. Chamber Member HR Kinections’ Mia Wyatt is ready to assist you and has created this informative resource:

Working Remotely, IT Support, or Cybersecurity

If working remotely is in your plans then consider these resources and Chamber Members for assistance:

Additional Coronavirus Community Resources

Washington State Resources For You & Your Family - Financial, Food & Housing, Insurance, Child Care & more
EvergreenHealth Patient Update – Coronavirus Information
HealthPoint – Coronavirus/COVID-19
Immediate Clinic MultiCare – Coronavirus Health Alert
Pacific Medical Centers – Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19
WA State Department of Health – 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

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