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Economic Recovery Initiative
Information for Workers and Employers in Thurston County
The Thurston Regional Economic Recovery Task Force* is developing and coordinating a multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its specific impacts to and throughout our broader Thurston County Community.
This is a difficult period for our community, and we want you to know, you’re not alone. Local partners are coming together in an effort to figure out how we can reduce impacts today and position ourselves for a quick and effective recovery in the months ahead.
We will endeavor to provide local businesses and impacted workers relevant information through this resource site and other means as events unfold. We’re working fast to bring you information as we learn about it, so please forgive any errors or omissions and be sure to share with us any resources or solutions you think could help others.
Together, we will make it through this.
- Micro-Business Standup Grant
- PPE Resources
- Nonprofit Grant
- Restaurant-Retail Grant
- Childcare Stabilization Fund
- Agriculture Business Grant Fund
* The Task Force is represented by a growing number of partners, including the City of Lacey, City of Olympia, City of Tumwater, City of Yelm, Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, Experience Olympia & Beyond, Olympia Downtown Alliance, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Port of Olympia, Thurston Chamber of Commerce, Thurston County, Thurston Economic Development Council and local Tribal Nations.
The Resilience Fund was established to further address the impacts of COVID-19, strengthen our region’s long-term efforts to rebuild, respond to emerging opportunities, help nonprofits adapt, and support creative new approaches and partnerships. The Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to listen, respond, fill gaps, support those in our communities who may otherwise be left out, and fund solutions that do not fit neatly into government categories.
The Washington Department of Commerce announced that approximately 12,000 Working Washington Round 4 grants have been awarded statewide, in amounts from $12,000 to $30,000. No local information has been provided and Thurston Strong played no role in awardee selection or amount. To learn more, visit: https://commercegrants.com/grant-4/award-recipient-faqs/ or call the Commerce Technical Support Center at (855) 602-2722.
Folks, if you know anyone who’s had a hard time securing their vaccine, here’s an opportunity: Thurston County has 800 does of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that need to be used by Thursday, May 6. There are two remaining open clinics this week. Click the links below to schedule an appointment.
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