The City of Burien announced this week that it has made grant funding available to support local small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Grants will be made in amounts up to $5,000 and will be awarded to qualifying businesses.

Funding is limited, and applications will close on July 13, 2020.

“COVID-19 has created dual emergencies for our community—the very real public health threat and a significant economic slowdown,” said Brian J. Wilson, Burien City Manager. “Some of our small businesses have been left out of previous economic recovery programs. These grants are intended to help fill that gap and help Burien move forward together.”

Funding for this program comes from money the City of Burien received through the federal CARES Act which disbursed funding for cities to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 in their local communities. $375,000 has been allocated to the Small Business Relief and Recovery Program.

How to Apply for the Grant
Qualifying businesses applying for the grants must:

    • Have a Burien business license
    • Have five or fewer FTE (full-time equivalent) employees as of March 1, 2020
    • Have been in operation in the City of Burien for more than 12 months
    • Have experienced a decrease of 25 percent or more in revenue due to COVID-19 related business closures
    • Be a for-profit business
    • Not be a franchise or national chain
    • Not received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (grant), or received more than $5,000 from any other COVID-19 related grant program

Ventures Nonprofit has been selected by the City to administer the grant program. Find out more about the grant process and apply online at https://www.venturesnonprofit.org/buriengrants/.

For additional questions, call Ventures Nonprofit at (206) 486-3733 or email at [email protected].

Burien small businesses can apply for grants  up to $5,000 to mitigate impacts of COVID-19 1