This webinar will provide information and instructions regarding upcoming Washington Department of Commerce grants specifically targeted for small businesses that continue to be adversely impacted by the extended US-Canadian border closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Only Nonprofit or for-profit businesses located in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Clallam, Jefferson, Okanogan, Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties will qualify.
These targeted grants are aimed at providing support to customer-facing businesses that generate significant revenue from Canadian visitors or businesses that require access to the US-Canadian border crossings. These grants are intended to help mitigate the added hardship experienced by businesses due to the continued U.S.-Canadian border restrictions.
Grants are up to $50,000 and take into account whether the business has received a previous Working Washington grant. The portal is anticipated to be open October 4-18.
Information on eligibility and detailed FAQs can be found on the following website:
The presenter is Steve Burke, Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor. Representatives from the Washington Department of Commerce will also be on the panel. Questions will be addressed as time allows.
This webinar is no cost but registration is required.