Working Washington Grants: Border Business Relief Program starts Oct 4

Sep 30, 2021
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Written by Washington Retail
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Relief is in sight for businesses that depend on one-on-one interactions with their customers and were adversely affected by the prolonged Canadian border closure. From October 4-18, these customer-facing businesses will be eligible to apply for the Working Washington Grants’ Border Business Relief Program.

This program will focus on customer-facing businesses that have experienced hardship, specifically due to the COVID-19 border restrictions. The maximum award amount of $50,000 would depend on any prior Working Washington awards the business may have received from Commerce or affiliated partner programs.

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • Report annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 to the Department of Revenue
  • Be located in Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan, Island, Skagit, Whatcom, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille counties
  • Show proof of the pandemic’s impact on business by documenting business income reduction due to COVID or related public health measures
  • Document adherence to all required COVID-19 public health measures

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