The City of Burien has made a second round of grant funding available to support local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – but act fast, as the Oct. 15 deadline is next week.
Grants will be made in amounts up to $5,000, and will be awarded to qualifying businesses.
Please note though that funding is limited, and applications will close on Thursday, Oct. 15, 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.
How to Apply for the Grant
Qualifying businesses applying for the grants must:
- Have a Burien business license
- Have 10 or fewer FTE (full-time equivalent) employees as of Sept. 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
Ventures Nonprofit has been selected by the City to administer the grant program.
For additional questions, call Ventures Nonprofit at (206) 486-3733 or email [email protected].
Small Business Relief and Recovery Grant Information in Multiple Languages