Thurston Strong partners are pleased to announce the availability of microgrant funding for Thurston County small businesses. The Thurston Strong Micro-Business Standup Grant is offered as a helping hand to small businesses attempting to reopen or remain open under Governor Inslee’s Safe Start program. There is simply not enough funding available to save or restore every business impacted by COVID-19. But we hope these small cash infusions will help small businesses gain traction as they take on the task of starting over or finding ways to operate in a new environment.
Priority targets include businesses with 25 or fewer employees (or FTE equivalent) that serve the public. Eligible businesses must have a physical location in Thurston County and a registered Unified Business Identification (UBI) Number. Other requirements apply.
All Thurston County businesses meeting eligibility requirements will be considered while funds last. The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) will administer the program on behalf of Thurston Strong partners. Funding support has been provided by local jurisdictions (Thurston County, Cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater) through a dedicated portion of each jurisdiction’s CARES Act allocations.
For more information and to complete the online application, visit: www.thurstonstrong.org.