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!

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