Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications OPENS April 8
National informational webinar to review application process on March 30
COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses OPENS March 29
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.
Third Places Fund through the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP)
The grants are designed to support the rehabilitation of historic properties and foster economic development in rural communities by funding capital preservation projects for historic sites used as Third Places.
Properties must be a “Third Place” which is defined as Physical locations which strengthen social connections, build community, promote informal gathering, and contribute to the local economic “ecosystem.” This includes but is not limited to historic theaters, community centers, churches, libraries, museums, retail establishments, cafes/restaurants, bars, salons/barber shops, etc.
- Properties must be rurally located, which is defined as a population of less than 50,000.
- Properties must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places—either individually or as part of a district—or become listed by the conclusion of the grant project.
- Eligible applicants include private property owners, non-profits, tribal governments, and local governments.
The 2021 AARP Community Challenge Application Due APRIL 14
The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more.
Ready for Business Fund Applications will open on Monday, March 15, 2021, and close on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 4:00 PM (PST).
GSBA and Comcast Washington co-created the Ready for Business Fund in 2020 to support small businesses. We are now entering our second round of the Ready for Business recovery grant cycle and are fundraising for our initial goal of $150,000 to support small businesses with a focus on LGBTQ-, BIPOC-, and women-owned businesses. With increased support, we are extending eligibility to these small businesses across Washington State, and also focusing on supporting small businesses located in rural areas of Washington that often have less access to resources.