Relief for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

  • Commercial Eviction

    King County

    • Starting March 18, King County Sheriff’s office generally will not be enforcing eviction orders in King County until further notice.

    Washington State

    • From April 16 to October 15, commercial landlords in Washington State cannot increase rent or the deposit amount on the commercial rental if the tenant has been impacted from COVID 19.

  • Utilities

    If your business needs help paying its utility bills, contact your service provider immediately.

    • Puget Sound Energy

      Puget Sound Energy will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time and will work with customers on options such as payment plans.


Relief for Employees

  • Unemployment and Insurance

     

    • Washington Healthplanfinder is the state’s health insurance exchange and has opened a special enrollment period for qualified individuals. For more information visit Washington Healthplanfinder’s website.

     

    • Unemployment Law Project provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenges. More information is available here.

  • Housing Assistance

    Mortgage Assistance

     

    Rental Assistance

    • Governor Jay Inslee has extended the moratorium on evictions through December 31, 2020.

    Housing Counseling from HUD

    • Find a housing counselor through HUD who can help answer the questions of current and prospective homeowners and renters. Further information here.

  • Additional Support for Families and Individuals

    Washington Connection

    • Washington Connection offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as food, cash, child care, long-term care, and Medicare Savings Programs. More information here.

     

    Food Lifeline

    • Food Lifeline will continue distributing thousands of emergency food boxes to anyone needing help keeping food on the table during this crisis. More information here.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE
    • PPE Marketplace

      The PPE Marketplace is a resource offered by the Association of Washington Businesses that connects businesses with manufacturers that supply PPE.

     

    • PPE and Other Supplies

      Organizations whose lines of business are included state guidance are eligible to order personal protective equipment from King County Office of Emergency Management when it cannot be obtained from other sources, and if the organization ordering the supplies is making efforts to limit the quantities of PPE it uses.

     

     

    • Masks & Face Coverings

      Seattle Protects is a resource offered by the City of Seattle that provides links to vendors for purchasing face coverings in bulk for a business or organization.


Free Advising for Businesses

  • What are my options?

    Have questions about federal business assistance programs?

    Redmond-East King County SBSC and (re) Startup 425 in partnership with Business Impact NW offer free, one-on-one support, helping you navigate tools such as SBA loans and grant options. Information on how to reach out below.

    Redmond-East King County SBDC

    Sign up for advising here | Phone: (425) 214-4418

    (re) Startup 425

    Contact the Business Response Team here.


Additional Resources

  • Further resources for businesses, employees, and non-profits

    COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic 

    Communities Rise provides a virtual legal clinic to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate COVID-19 pandemic related issues. The program offers a free, 60-minute phone or video call consultation with a lawyer.

     

    County Business Resources from Washington State Department of Commerce 

    Discover resources for small businesses that are available in your county.

     

    COVID-10 Handbook for the Creative Sector 

    This handbook provides information on personal health & safety, guidance on how creative businesses can safely re-start, sources of financial support for individual artists and creative workers, as well as sources of relief for businesses and organizations in the creative sector.

     

    Rebound & Recovery

    Provided by the Association of Washington Businesses, Rebound & Recovery is here to help Washington state employers reopen their doors and help the economy recover.

     

    Unemployment Insurance Webinars 

    The Employment Security Department of Washington State offers free webinars for customers to learn more about the state’s unemployment insurance.


photo credits this page: Alexa’s Cafe sidewalk dining (City of Bothell)