This week, the Governor signed legislation that includes direct financial assistance for small businesses. The Early Action grant program will be administered by the Department of Commerce, not Thurston Strong. For information, visit www.commerce.wa.gov/bizgrants. The application portal is expected to open sometime in March. Please note, there are a number of restrictions that may impact your eligibility, so visit the site early to ensure you qualify and have the proper information ready. Funding will go quickly.
We continue to track federal legislation containing additional business and worker relief aid. At this time, it remains under debate in Congress.