Financial Resources

The programs and resources featured on this page may have varying application deadlines depending on the volume of applications received.

OPEN Opportunities

  • Paycheck Protection Program loans (PPP)

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is reopening the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

    Initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13.

    Read about updates to the program here.

    Questions? Reach out to Mari Wruble at the Washington SBDC at OneRedmond

Eastside Funding

NOTE: funding opportunities listed here may have expired.

  • Working Washington Round 3 Small Business Grant

    The application window for Round 3 has closed. Successful applicants will be notified by December 31, 2020.

  • City of Bellevue Partner Relief Grant Program

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellevue’s nonprofit organizations have supported a wide range of businesses and arts and cultural organizations with valuable resources and tools.

    In order to assist these critical organizations partners that support and promote businesses and cultural organizations, and ensure their long-term sustainability, Bellevue City Council has authorized $100,000 in federal CARES Act dollars to provide a limited number of relief grants.

    These grants are only available to 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 nonprofit organizations.

    More information and apply here!

    No longer accepting applications. Application window closed October 26, 2020.

  • PSE Small Business Energy Makeover Contest

    Nominate your own small business (or one you love) to win an energy efficiency makeover from Puget Sound Energy. 4 Nominees in PSE’s service area will be selected to win:

    • Energy efficiency upgrades valued at up to $30,000 towards things like new lighting, efficient equipment, and HVAC upgrades
    • Cosmetic and other business upgrades valued at up to $15,000 towards things like plumbing, electrical, painting, and COVID-19 safety equipment
    • A segment on KING 5 Evening

    No longer accepting applications. Application window closed October 18, 2020.

  • City of Bellevue Small Business Relief Grant Program

    This program provides a limited number of $5,000 grants to small, Bellevue businesses and non-profit arts organizations that meet specific criteria. Details are available here.

    No longer accepting applications. Application window closed September 17th, 2020.

  • Go Redmond

    Through Go Redmond, you can apply for grants for your organization to fund a new transportation improvement or benefit at your worksite! Apply for up to 2 – $5,000 grants per year. More information here.

  • Kirkland CARES Small Business Relief Fund

    The Kirkland City Council is providing $750,000 for up to 150 one-time small business grants of $5,000 each.

    Grants provide support for small businesses and non-profits that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the second quarter of 2020 (April 1 to June 30).

    For more information and to apply visit the City of Kirkland’s website.

    No longer accepting applications. Application window closed at 5 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

  • Redmond Small Business Resiliency Fund

    The City of Redmond in partnership with OneRedmond has created a $1.5 million Redmond Small Business Resiliency Grant Fund to help small businesses and non-profits negatively impacted by COVID-For additional information and to apply click here.

    No longer accepting applications. Application window closed on Tuesday, September 22nd, 5 PM.

  • Renton Small Business Relief Program

    This emergency program provides working capital grants to small, locally-owned businesses, social service agencies, and community organizations that meet specific criteria as detailed in the application. Details are available here.

    No longer accepting applications. Application deadline was July 30, 2020.

  • Restaurant Winterization Grant

    This business grant program will support Issaquah restaurants and food service businesses for exterior or interior alterations and equipment to enhance inclement weather dining options during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Application details: Applications will be accepted between September 22 and October 7, 2020 at 4pm. More information here.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established new temporary programs to address issues confronted by small businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Lender Match

    The SBA’s Lender Match is a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with more than 800 participating SBA-approved lenders. Small businesses are not advised to use this tool if looking for disaster-related loans.

    For more information and to apply visit the SBA’s website.

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

    The PPP is a loan that incentives small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds used for eligible expenses. Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program here.

    No longer accepting applications. The application window for PPP closed on August 8, 2020.

  • SBA Express Bridge Loans

    The Express Bridge Loan allows small businesses that currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital support and can also help bridge the gap while applying for an EIDL loan.

    More information available here.

Additional Grants and Loans

  • 4Culture Reopen Fund

    The Reopen fund provides support for training, protective equipment, systems upgrades, and other measures needed for cultural organizations in King County to operate and adapt to COVID-19 public health guidelines.

    The deadline for this grant has passed for the current year. Sign up for the 4Culture newsletter to be notified when grants are open.

  • Federal CARES Act Small Business Emergency Grant Program

    The Seattle Metro Chamber, which serves as the King County Associate Development organization, is working to ensure that $580,000 in federal funding from the federal CARES Act reaches King County small businesses. Awards of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 are available to small businesses and 501 (c)(6) non-profit business service organizationsin King County. Apply here.

    No longer accepting applications. The application window for this opportunity closed on September 28 at 5:00pm.

  • Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

    The COVID-19 Response Fund deploys resources to organizations supporting local workers and families most impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Learn more here.

  • Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants

    On April 8, 2020 Washington State Department of Commerce introduced the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program (WWSBEG), a new $5 million grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Businesses with up to 10 full-time employees may apply for a one-time grant of up to $10,000.  Apply through your county/regional associated development organization. Learn more here.

    Applications are currently closed.

Further Resources

  • Communities of Opportunities

    This resource provides non-profits and community-based organizations in King County with grant opportunities and financial resources. Learn more here.

  • COVID-19 Handbook for the Creative Sector

    This handbook offers health-related resources and information on how to support the arts and culture community, as well as a resource directory of emergency grants, learning opportunities, relief funds, and support services aimed at creative community, artists, and cultural workers. Learn more here.

photo credits this page: Outdoor Sculpture (Mercer Island)