WA State Dept. of Commerce Grants

Over the last year, Washington State has provided small businesses throughout the state with more than $500 million in grants to address the economic impacts of COVID-19. This effort continues with grant opportunities being managed by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

WSDA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants - CLOSED

Thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce, the WSDA Relief and Recovery grants offered small businesses in four sectors grants of up to $15,000:

  • Shellfish growers

  • Farmers market organizations

  • Agritourism farms

  • Small breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries (dependent upon tap or tasting room sales).

These four sectors were selected for assistance as a way to bolster the health and diversity of the Washington state economy by providing support to disproportionately impacted and previously underserved agricultural sectors. The grant program opened Apr. 9 and closed Apr. 26.

Nonprofit Recovery Grants - CLOSED

The Washington State Department of Commerce is pleased to partner with ArtsFund to administer over $10 million in Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grants. Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with ArtsFund to center the grants program on arts, cultural, science, and heritage organizations. Grants will also be awarded to nonprofit neighborhood organizations, and sports and recreation organizations. Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000. Information and application at artsfund.org/NCRgrants.  Applications closed May 24th.

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 - CLOSED

Washington Commerce will be administering another round of Working Washington grants totaling $50 million in late Summer 2021. More information will be available in the coming weeks here: https://commercegrants.com/.

Working Washington Round 4 offered $240 million in grant relief funds to small for-profit businesses, especially those that were required to close due to public health and safety measures.

Priorities for funding:

  • Businesses required to close.

  • Businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure.

  • Businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations.

  • Equitable distribution of grant funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.