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New grant opportunities are now available to businesses and non-profits in East King County and the greater Seattle region. This webinar will walk through several of these new opportunities, touching on eligibility criteria, the application process, and what organizations need to know to apply.

Bellevue Commercial Rental Relief Grants
Apply by Sunday, Oct. 10th, 2021, 11:59 PM PST
Bellevue’s City Council authorized $500,000 for this program, which provides a limited number of $2,500 to $15,000 rental relief grants to small, Bellevue businesses and nonprofit arts organizations. Funds may be used as payment to cover back rent. Learn more and apply.

Kirkland COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief Program
Apply by Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
The Kirkland COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief Program allocates $250,000 in initial funding from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) received by the City of Kirkland. The Program is designed to provide a limited number of $1,000-$10,000 grants to businesses and landlords meeting the criteria.

The Comcast Rise Investment Fund
Apply by Thursday, Oct. 14th, 2021
The Comcast RISE Investment Fund provides monetary grants to help small businesses owned by people of color (POC) grow as they navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Comcast is providing 600 grants totaling $6 million to small businesses in select geographies, including King and Pierce counties. Each business will receive a $10,000 monetary grant. Learn more and apply.

The Investment Fund is the latest extension of Comcast RISE (Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment), the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in 2020 to provide POC-owned, small businesses the opportunity to apply for marketing and technology services from Comcast Business and Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable.

Program Speakers

Anthony Gill

Economic Development Specialist, City of Bellevue

Philippa Marsh

Economic Development Manager, City of Bellevue

Martha Chaudhry

Economic Development Special Projects, City of Kirkland

Dave Mandapat

Comcast Business