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This program offered grants to local business chambers and community-based organizations (CBOs) who are directly helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program is no longer accepting applications.

Awards were offered to chambers of commerce and CBOs supporting businesses in unincorporated King County.

The awards are intended to reimburse organizations for expenses they incurred assisting small businesses affected by COVID-19.

Eligible non-profit business service organizations included:

  • Chambers of commerce
  • Community development associations
  • Business improvement associations
  • Downtown partnerships
  • Merchant associations
  • Community business coalitions

Priority was given to applications from organizations that have board members and employees who represent historically disadvantaged communities, such as: Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ communities.

For business chamber organizations:

A business chamber was eligible to apply if it serves businesses in unincorporated King County and meets all the following requirements:

  • It is a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit business service organization.
  • It has supported businesses that have been hurt by COVID-19.
  • It (or its fiscal sponsor) is listed on the Washington State Secretary of State website as being actively licensed.
  • It HAS NOT already received funding from the King County Chamber Grant program administered by the King County Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget (PSB).

For community based organizations:

A community organization was eligible to apply if it supports businesses in unincorporated King County and meets all the following requirements:

  • Its primary office location is in unincorporated King County.*
  • It is a 501 (c) 6 or 501 (c) 3 nonprofit business service organization.
  • It has supported businesses that have been hurt by COVID-19.
  • It (or its fiscal sponsor) is listed on the Washington State Secretary of State website as being actively licensed.

Is your organization in unincorporated King County?

Here are two ways to find out.

  1. Find its address on this map. The green layer indicates unincorporated King County.
  2. Enter its address in King County’s Parcel Viewer and see what’s listed for Jurisdiction.

Key dates

  • Applications are now closed. They were accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 (PDT).
  • Grant recipients will be notified by email during the week of Nov. 16.

Contact us

206-331-3275*
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*Leave a message with your question, contact information, and preferred language. You’ll get a call back, with an interpreter on the line if needed, within two business days.