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COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses

Over the last year, Washington State has provided small businesses throughout the state with more than $125 million in grants to address the economic outfall of COVID-19. This effort continues with a new round of grant opportunities being managed by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

Working Washington Grants: Round 4

Working Washington Round 4 offers 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 are:

  • 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.

March 29

Application Portal Opens

  1. Eligibility
  2. Required Documentation
  3. Frequently Asked Questions


Technical assistance in multiple languages will be available

Once the application portal opens, business owners can call one of our technical assistance centers for questions and help. Assistance will be available in multiple languages. To see which languages, visit our frequently asked questions section.

Stay informed…

The Working Washington Round 4 Small Business Grant program application portal is scheduled to open March 29.

To receive an email notification when the portal opens, sign up for the state’s COVID-19 Business & Worker email newsletter here.

Unfortunately we cannot answer individual questions via email or calls at this time since the program is still being finalized. Check back for availability and contact information.

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