Governor Jay Inslee, coupled with the WS Department of Commerce, have rolled out a Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program for businesses affected by COVID-19.
The grants are reimbursable funds covering a variety of expenses. These grants helped provide nearly twenty small businesses in Grant County alone with reimbursement for expenses during this difficult time.
The Grant County EDC was among a committee of individuals from within Grant County to help review applications and will be the lead entity going forward as we work to distribute these funds to the grantees.
While many businesses were not able to receive grants, there were several businesses in Grant County who decided they did not necessarily need the grant and opted to return the money they were approved for in order for it to go down the list to businesses who might be in more need of help! This is the type of behavior that we see in our community that makes Grant County special!