Week of August 1, 2022

Week of July 25, 2022

Week of July 18, 2022

  • 7/21/2022 Kirkland’s Tourism Grant Program for 2023 closes at 5pm, Aug. 8th!
  • 7/18/2022 Save the date for our upcoming webinar! Everything You Need to Know About Working Washington Grants Round 5 – August 18th!

Week of July 11, 2022

Week of July 4, 2022

Week of June 27, 2022

Week of June 20, 2022

  • 6/23/2022 The Ready for Business Fund will issue $2,500 grants to small businesses owned by LGBTQ+ community members, people of color, and women in Washington state. Apply by June 26, 2022!
  • 6/21/2022 The 2023 Explore Kirkland tourism grant application is open now through Monday, August 8!

Week of June 13, 2022

Week of June 6, 2022

Week of May 31, 2022

Week of May 23, 2022

Week of May 16, 2022

Week of May 9, 2022

  • 5/13/2022 REMINDER! The COVID-19 EIDL portal will close on May 16, 2022. Borrowers should download their loan documents from the portal prior to this date
  • 5/12/2022 A virtual Issaquah Job Fair is taking place on Thursday, May 19th! Businesses interested in participating: register here!
  • 5/10/2022 Child care providers: learn more about DCYF grants at one of our upcoming Information Sessions – starting May 17

Week of May 2, 2022

Week of April 25, 2022

Week of April 18, 2022

Week of April 11, 2022

  • 4/15/2022 Small Business Relief grant program offered by the City of Kirkland – deadline extended to 5pm, April 21, 2022
  • 4/12/2022 Registered for GiveBIG and looking for a 2nd pair of eyes to review your GiveBIG page? We’re offering a limited number of 1:1 appointments with a marketing/communications professional. Sign up here!
  • 4/11/2022 The ReNew Washington Grant for arts & culture organizations is now open! Click here to learn more

Week of April 4, 2022

  • 4/8/2022 Building owners/operators: put together an action plan for reducing risks from airborne viruses (US EPA)
  • 4/5/2022 A new small business grant opportunity is available through the City of Kirkland – apply by 5 p.m. PST on April 14, 2022
  • 4/4/2022 Office of U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene is now accepting Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding applications. Learn more & apply

Week of March 28, 2022

Week of March 21, 2022

  • 3/25/2022 New RFP – WA Commerce seeking contractor to design & administer small business grant management portal. Deadline: 4/15/22
  • 3/23/2022 GiveBIG Eastside Virtual Meetup – starting April 1, a new series for nonprofits interested in the GiveBIG fundraising campaign!
  • 3/21/2022 New mask signage available from Public Health! Available in 13 languages. While the state mask mandate ended March 11, establishments can choose to set their own mask policy if they wish

Week of March 14, 2022

Week of March 7, 2022

  • 3/11/22 Starting tomorrow, masks will no longer be required in most indoor public spaces in King County. King County is ending its local indoor mask order because hospitalizations and case numbers are declining and because of changes to CDC guidance, and high vaccination rates. Businesses can still choose to implement their own mask requirements. Please respect people’s choices to continue to wear a mask.
  • 3/10/2022 Open call for artworks! More info & apply here. Application deadline March 11, 11:59 PM
  • 3/9/2022 Licensed and FFN childcare providers: get help with your Childcare Stabilization Grant from the Imagine Institute! Sign up here
  • 3/7/2022 Did you know that 1.1 million businesses (19.9%) in the U.S. were owned by women, according to the Census? Learn more about SBA events for women in business during Women’s History Month!

Week of February 28, 2022

Week of February 21, 2022

  • 2/24/2022 Join us for a GiveBIG informational session & learn how your nonprofit can use this fundraising platform – March 15!
  • 2/22/2022 Applications for the 2022 Child Care Minor Renovations Grant will open on March 3, 2022. More info

Week of February 14, 2022

Week of February 7, 2022

Week of January 31, 2022

  • 2/4/2022 Commerce grants for minor building renovations for licensed child care providers coming in March. Info session Feb. 28th. Register here
  • 2/3/2021  Reach Customers Online with Google – new webinar on March 5!
  • 2/2/2022 Are you a microbusinesses w/a Seattle address? The City of Seattle is offering free accounting and finance consulting services for microbusinesses (5 employees or fewer). Learn more
  • 2/1/2022 Say Yes! COVID Test is open again with more free COVID-19 test kits for WA residents!

Week of January 24, 2022

Week of January 17, 2022

  • 1/21/2022 Starting today, all Washington state residents can order rapid COVD-19 test by visiting https://www.sayyescovidhometest.org/.  Additional at-home tests can also be ordered through the Federal Program https://www.covidtests.gov/
  • 1/18/2022 NEW! Excited to launch our tax advising service for businesses with 10 or fewer employees! Learn more & sign up
  • 1/17/2022 Order your free at-home COVID-19 tests here starting Wednesday, Jan. 19! Tuesday, Jan. 18!

Week of January 10, 2021

Week of January 4, 2021

  • 1/5/2021 REMINDER: click here to find COVID-19 testing options in King County (Public Health Seattle & King County)
  • 1/4/2021 Childcare providers: the UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County are offering free onsite COVID-19. Learn more here

Week of December 28, 2021

  • 12/31/2021 Wishing everybody a happy and safe New Year!  We look forward to seeing you in 2022.
  • 12/30/2021 Reminder: the deadline to apply for T-Mobile Hometown Grant program’s winter round is tomorrow, Dec. 31!
  • 12/28/21 Register for our next webinar! Tax Saving Moves to Make in the New Year – Jan. 18

Week of December 20, 2021

Week of December 13, 2021

Week of December 6, 2021

Week of November 29, 2021

  • 12/2/2021  Opportunity to join WA State Department of Commerce’s Small Business Resiliency Network! Nonprofit organizations serving historically disadvantaged communities – learn more here
  • 11/30/2021 Reminder! Restaurants and bars with a seating capacity of 12 or less will be required to comply with the King County vaccination verification health order starting December 6.

Week of November 22, 2021

  • 11/24/2021 Reminder! Starting Dec. 6, restaurants and bars with seating capacity of less than 12 will be required to comply with King County’s vaccine verification order. Helpful tools: required signage, toolkit, and training resources
  • 11/22/21 It’s Thanksgiving week! Don’t forget about Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27 – let’s make it small business season, and and #shoplocal to support our small businesses.

Week of November 15, 2021

Week of November 8, 2021

Week of November 1, 2021

  • 11/4/2021 Vaccination mandate/weekly testing for companies with at least 100 employees starts Jan. 4, 2022. OSHA is offering compliance assistance to help businesses implement the standard: a webinar, FAQs and more
  • 11/3/2021 Need help in Korean with EIDL? Contact Big Hug: on@bighug.orghttp://pf.kakao.com/_NvfpK, 425-477-9242 (Mon-Fri 2-6pm). 자세한 내용이나 한국말 도움이 필요하시면 아래 연락처로 문의하면 된다. 전화: 425-477-9242 (월~금요일 오후 2시-6시), on@bighug.org, http://pf.kakao.com/_NvfpK NEW
  • 11/2/2021 Need help navigating corporate law issues, like incorporation or contracts? Seattle Public Libraries & UW Law are offering no-cost legal consults on Nov. 8!
  • 11/1/2021 The state’s residential eviction moratorium ended on Oct. 31. Learn about King County’s rental assistance program here. More resources here

Week of October 25, 2021

Week of October 18, 2021

  • 10/21/2021 Can’t download & print signage required by the new King County vaccine verification order? Print and pick up signs at no cost at one of these locations
  • 10/20/2021 Small Business Relief Grants available to Renton-based businesses! Learn more
  • 10/18/2021 Questions about King County’s vaccine verification order? Register for our webinar – Oct. 21  

Week of October 11, 2021

Week of October 4, 2021

  • 10/7/2021 New grant opportunities for King County arts & culture organizations. Apply by Nov. 5! NEW
  • 10/6/2021 Download the new Vaccine Mandate Implementation Toolkit here! NEW
  • 10/5/2021 Kirkland’s COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief Program is live! Learn more & apply: www.kirklandwa.gov/business-help
  • 10/4/2021 New webinar Wednesday, Oct. 6th! We’ll review commercial rental relief grant opportunities and The Comcast Rise Investment Fund, which provides monetary grants to help small businesses owned by people of color (POC)

Week of September 27, 2021

  • 10/1/2021 The Comcast Rise Investment Fund is now open! The Fund provides monetary grants to help small businesses owned by people of color (POC) grow as they navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Learn more at our webinar on Oct. 6th!
  • 9/30/2021 Did you know your business can request assistance on how to improve your ventilation and indoor air quality from Public Health Seattle & King County? Fill out this form to request a consult!
  • 9/28/2021 Depending on income and household size, you may qualify for up to $4,500 in payment assistance towards your utility bill from Puget Sound Energy. Visit pse.com/help
  • 9/27/2021 Join us! Preparing Your Workplace for the Winter – Sept. 30th NEW

Week of September 20, 2021

Week of September 13, 2021

Week of September 6, 2021

  • 9/7/2021 New grant opportunity! Applications for the Seattle Foundation’s Resilience Fund grant due by 5 PM Oct. 8, 2021
  • 9/6/2021 Reminder: As of September 7 in King County, masks are required for everyone ages 5+ at outdoor events with 500 or more people

Week of August 30, 2021

Week of August 23, 2021

Week of August 16, 2021

Week of August 10, 2021

Week of August 2, 2021

  • 8/5/2021 New funding opportunity for aviation manufacturers! Learn more here – apply by Sept. 1
  • 8/4/2021 Register today! Orientation to new tool that businesses can use to inform health policy – Thursday, 8/5
  • 8/2/2021 Welcome Shawn Palmer, our new business advisor! Eastside small businesses: reach out to Shawn for complimentary advising at Shawnp@oneeastside.org
  • 8/2/2021 REMINDER: New, simplified PPP forgiveness portal for borrowers with loans up of $150k or less.  Lender must participate in the program. Portal opens August 4th!

Week of July 19, 2021

Week of July 12, 2021

Week of July 5, 2021

Week of June 28, 2021

Week of June 22, 2021

Week of June 14, 2021

Week of June 7, 2021

Week of May 31, 2021

Week of May 24, 2021

Week of May 17, 2021

Week of May 10, 2021

Week of May 5, 2021

Week of April 26, 2021

Week of April 19, 2021

Week of April 12, 2021

  • 4/15/2021 All Washington state residents age 16+ now qualify for COVID-19 vaccines. Details and how to find an appointment here
  • 4/14/2021 New grant opportunity for child care providers! Register for April 20 webinar to learn more here
  • 4/13/2021 Schedule an appointment at the Eastside’s first COVID-19 mass vaccination site here
  • 4/12/2021 Are you an agriculture business/organization? Applications are open for WSDA’s Relief and Recovery grants! Deadline: April 26, 2021. Details here

Week of April 5, 2021

  • 4/9/2021 Show your “Redmond Love,” buy local, and keep warm while dining outdoors! Learn more
  • 4/8/2021 Apply now for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant! Apply here; learn more here
  • 4/7/2021 All King County residents age 16+ can sign up for vaccine appointment notifications in Seattle. Sign up here
  • 4/6/2021 Applications open to participate in the Port of Seattle’s business accelerator for women-and minority-owned small businesses! Apply by May 15. Learn more
  • 4/5/2021 Funding offered by GSBA for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Apply before April 9! Details here

 

Week of March 29, 2021

  • 4/1/2021 View recording of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant information session on 3/30 here
  • 3/31/2021 Governor Inslee announced today that all Washington state adults age 16 and over will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 15. Read more here.
  • 3/30/2021 Building ventilation is important. Learn more here.
  • 3/29/21 Reminder: Application portal open for Working WA Grants Round 4! Details here. Register for informational webinar on April 2 here.

Week of March 22, 2021

  • 3/24/21 New financial assistance program to help households quarantine is available. Details here.
  • 3/23/21 Registration open! Updates on the $1.9T American Rescue Plan Act &
    the $240M Working Washington 4 Grant Opportunity webinar – Thurs., March 25.
  • 3/22/21  Washington state is now in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. Find out what’s open here.

Week of March 15, 2021

  • 3/19/2021 The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application opens April 8! Info session March 30 (register here). Grant details here.
  • 3/18/2021 Phase 3 guidance available for some industries, including restaurants and barsin-store retail, and real estate. More information here. Phase 3 comes into effect March 22.
  • 3/17/2021 Phase 1B2 of vaccine distribution begins today for high-risk critical workers and more. Details here.
  • 3/16/2021 Updated guidance on outdoor seating for food establishments here (scroll midway down and click on #10).

Week of March 8, 2021

  • 3/12/2021 Application portal for Round 4 of Working Washington Grants open March 29. Details here.
  • 3/11/2021 Washington state moves to Phase 3 of its recovery plan on March 22! In addition, Phase 1B, Tier 2 vaccine eligibility starts March 17.  Details here.
  • 3/10/21 The Bellevue Chamber’s new Eastside Together Campaign showcases local businesses, events, and more. Share your events here.
  • 3/9/2021 EvergreenHealth ranks in Newsweek’s top 200 hospitals in the U.S. for 2021.
  • 3/8/2021 New funding opportunity for CDFIs and MDIs to support underserved communities. Details here.

 

Week of March 1, 2021

  • 3/4/2021 Yesterday, the SBA released a new application & loan calculation formula for PPP loans for self-employed and gig workers. We’ll review this on today’s webinar.
  • 3/3/2021 Ask the Experts PPP Webinar – Thursday, March 4. Register online!
  • 3/3/2021 Vaccine eligibility guidelines now include educators and licensed childcare workers – details here.
  • 3/2/2021 New guidance for sole proprietors applying for PPP! New rules allow you to use Schedule C Line 7 rather than Line 31 in calculating your loan amount. Those rules can’t be applied until AFTER the Interim Final Rule is published (hopefully in next few days). To take advantage of this new rule you MUST delay your application until the rule is published, or ask your loan disbursement to be delayed. More information: click here and see “Paycheck Protection Program Loans.”
  • 3/1/2021 See if your business is potentially eligible for a Targeted EIDL Advance! Mapping tool here.

Week of February 22, 2021

  • 2/24/2021 Additional PPP webinar on 2/25 for *childcare providers.* Register here.
  • 2/23/2021 New PPP updates! A 14 day application period exclusively for small businesses & nonprofits w/fewer than 20 employees starts Feb, 24. More here.
  • 2/22/2021 New webinar: Don’t Miss Out on This Round of Forgivable PPP Loan Funding – Feb. 25. Register here.
  • 2/22/2021 Governor Inslee has extended the state eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021. Read the full proclamation here.

Week of February 15, 2021

Week of February 8, 2021

  • 2/12/2021 The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation is offering a new grant opportunity for non-profits. More information here.
  • 2/11/2021 Small businesses and non-profits: check out SmallBizHelpWA.com, a new resource hub.
  • 2/9/2021 Register today! Navigating updates to EIDL, Targeted EDL Advance and new Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – Feb. 11.
  • 2/8/2021 Apply for LISC Small Business Grants by Feb. 9. Entrepreneurs of color and women- and veteran-owned businesses are prioritized.

Week of February 1, 2021

Week of January 25, 2021

  • 1/22/21 All eight regions in Washington state will remain in Phase 1 until at least Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Details here.
  • 1/29/2021 King County moves to Phase 2 on Monday, Feb. 1. The county is hosting a virtual meeting on Feb. 1 to go over questions; details here.
  • 1/28/2021 New funding opportunities available! More information under “Coronavirus CESF Requests for Proposal.”
  • 1/26/2021 Register for tomorrow’s webinar on navigating updated PPP loan forgiveness process.
  • 1/25/2021 Check out Comcast’s RISE program: supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.
  • 1/25/2021 Free safety supplies for bars and restaurants via King County’s SSTAR program! Distribution schedule here.

Week of January 18, 2021

  • 1/22/21 All eight regions in Washington state will remain in Phase 1 until at least Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Details here.
  • 1/19/2021 New webinar: Funding Available Under the Economic Aid Act on Jan. 21. Register here.
  • 1/18/2021 Starbucks Community Resilience Fund will invest $100 million to advance racial equity and environmental resilience. Details here.
  • 1/18/2021 Gov. Inslee announced an updated plan to increase vaccinations and establish mass vaccination infrastructure. More here.

Week of January 11, 2021

Week of January 4, 2021

  • 1/8/2021 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Read more here.
  • 1/7/2021 Governor Inslee announced “Healthy Washington” on Tuesday, a new phased reopening plan for Washington state. The plan will come into effect on January 11.
  • 1/5/2021 Feel encouraged to fill out the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, an effort of King County and partners to assess the economic impacts of COVID-19.
  • 1/4/2021 Registration open! City of Bellevue’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2021.

Week of December 28, 2020

  • 12/31/20 The SBA’s “Recovery Hub” offers help and resources to sustain your small business.
  • 12/30/20 COVID-19 related restrictions put in place in November now extended until Jan. 11, 2021. Details here.
  • 12/28/20 A new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans is coming soon. Please stay tuned!

Week of December 14, 2020

Week of December 7, 2020

Week of November 30, 2020

Week of November 23, 2020

Week of November 16, 2020