Working Washington Business Grant Portal Goes Live March 29

The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced March 29 as the target date for launching its next round of business grants. Visit to:

  • Learn if you qualify – priorities for funding include businesses required to close, businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure, businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations, and equitable distribution of grant funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Preview required documentation – all the usual items + 2019 and 2020 tax forms
  • Register for updates – “how to” webinars will be scheduled and posted in the next few weeks

Other things to consider:

  • Grants limited to $25,000 and any prior Commerce grant (if any) will be subtracted from total
  • There is $240 million available to serve the entire state (so apply early if you qualify!)
  • Application window is March 29-April 9, 2021
  • Applicants can access information in multiple languages at the website noted above
  • Thurston Strong has NO direct role in the awarding of these particular grants