Resources for you and your business during these extraordinary times
CITY OF SEATTLE
Mayor Durkan’s Initial Recovery Package to Ease Financial Impacts of COVID-19 Outbreak
- Deferral of B&O Taxes, effective immediately
- Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund
- Assistance to Access SBA Loans, once it becomes available
- Relief for Utility Payments
- New Small Business Recovery Task Force
City of Seattle’s Official Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information and Resources Webpage
This page contains information and web links for City of Seattle, King County, Washington State, federal, and community programs and services that help residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these programs and services are available to everyone regardless of where you live. All Seattle residents regardless of immigration status are eligible for City of Seattle programs and services unless noted otherwise.
Link to Small Business / Nonprofit Support Section
There are a variety of funding, grant and loan opportunities and more for small businesses and non-profits listed here.
Seattle City Council’s Official Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information and Resources Webpage
Current information relevant to small business relief can be found here.
City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development
Small Business COVID-19 Impacts Weekly Webinar
The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development is committed to responding to and supporting our small businesses to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. As this is a rapidly developing issue, we will be holding weekly calls to share new developments, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. Please join us every Wednesday, from 11:00am- 12:00pm. Register for the webinars here.
A recording of the webinar will automatically be sent to those who registered. OED will post notes and a link to the recording on our Bottom Line blog shortly after. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this stressful time. Please continue to monitor the Bottom Line blog for evolving information from the Office of Economic Development.
COVID-19 Lease Amendment Toolkit
In partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development and Perkins Coie, we are proud to provide this COVID-19 Lease Amendment Toolkit (“Toolkit”) for small businesses and nonprofits to use during this pandemic. This Toolkit is designed to provide information and template documents to help small businesses and nonprofit navigate the negotiation of their rent situation under their commercial leases with their landlords.
Personal Protective Equipment Resources
The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce and Business Health Trust have put together an initiative powered by Go USA! to subsidize and provide masks, face coverings and disposable KN95 masks to small businesses across Washington State: 55,000 Masks for Washington Businesses
King County’s Official COVID-19 Website
“This a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in King County. Public Health — Seattle & King County is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect the public’s health.”
At King County’s Official COVID-19 Website, scroll down to find Resources for workplaces and employers that cover topics such as:
NEW! Safe Start Supply Kits
King County’s COVID-19 Resource List for Impacted Businesses and Workers
- Unemployment and workers’ comp
- Trouble paying your mortgage
- Trouble paying rent
- Paying utilities
- Insurance issues
- For businesses
Subscribe to receive significant updates from King County here.
NEW! 4Culture Reopen Fund
Organizations + Landmarks
The Reopen fund provides support for the training, protective equipment, infrastructure improvements, systems upgrades, additional personnel and other measures needed for cultural organizations and the owners/stewards of designated landmarks to provide programming under and to adapt to COVID-19 public health restrictions. You are encouraged to apply whether or not you operate out of a permanent facility.
NEW! Recovery Resource Hub Washington
Struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic?
If you’re an individual, a small business or a nonprofit that’s been negatively impacted by the COVID19 pandemic — there is relief for you. We’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of resources to help the Puget Sound region residents weather the coronavirus crisis and emerge from it with stability and strength.
Washington State’s Official Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) Website
- Supporting affected employers and workers
- Insurance information for businesses
- Small business loans
- Small businesses and non-profits
- Guidance for state agencies
- Planning, preparing and responding to COVID-19
Additional pages cover these topics:
Washington State Employment Security Department
Programs for Workers and Businesses Affected by COVID-19
Washington Small Business Development Center
Business Resiliency Toolkit
U.S. Small Business Administration
Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
US Department of the Treasury
The CARES Act
The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries.
Assistance for Small Businesses
The Paycheck Protection Program is providing small businesses with the resources they need to maintain their payroll, hire back employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead. Here you will also find links to a variety of tools in online PDF format.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Coronavirus Rumor Control
Do your part to the stop the spread of rumors by doing three easy things:
- Find trusted sources of information.
- Share information from trusted sources.
- Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.
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