About WW5 and Convention Center Grants

The Washington State Legislature allocated $70 million for the next round of Working Washington Round 5 grants (WW5) to support small businesses affected by the pandemic. All for-profit and non-profit businesses, including sole proprietors and independent artists, are encouraged to apply. Award amounts will vary and are subject to adjustment pending application volume and reported losses, and take into account previous Working Washington grant awards received from Commerce and affiliated partners. The pages below contain recordings from OneEastside SPARK webinars with representative from ArtsWA, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Washington State Department of Commerce that provide an overview of the grant, how to obtain (or find) a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), and more. Pages will be updated with in-language material as it becomes available.

English | Español (Spanish) | 中文简体 (Mandarin) | 한국어 (Korean) | русский (Russian)

The application window for both grants opens August 17, 2022 and closes September 9, 2022.

Organizations Providing Support

  • Submittable

    Submittable (Washington State Department of Commerce Partner) – starting August 17, 2022
    Phone: (888) 242-0169
    Email: commercegrants@Submittable.com
    Languages supported: English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian
    All applicants are encouraged to email for the quickest response!

  • African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest

    African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific NW
    The African Chamber of Commerce (ACCPNW) is available to assist organizations with linguistic and technical support for the Working Washington 5 Grant.
    CONTACT: Emmanuel G. V. Dolo
    Director of Programs
    Email: gvdolo@gmail.com

  • BigHug / Korean - American Resource Center

    BigHug / Korean-American Resource Center (KARC)
    주 상무부제공 제 5 차 월킹 와싱톤 신청서 지원은 빅허그 봉사자들이 도움을 드릴것 입니다 . 언어나 온라인 신청서 작성시 어려움이 있으면 빅허그 로 전화주세요 . (425) 477-9279, 1-5 p.m.
    BigHug Volunteers will help with the WW5 grant application. If you have any difficulties with language or filling out the online application form, please contact BigHug.
    CONTACT: BigHug
    Phone:(425) 477-9279 , 1 5 p.m.

  • Centro Cultural Mexicano

    Centro Cultural Mexicano
    Si necesitas ayuda para clarificar dudas acerca de los lineamientos y requisitos de la subvención, El Centro Cultural Mexicano puede asistirte.
    If you need help clarifying guidelines and the requirements of the grant, Centro Cultural Mexicano can assist you.
    CONTACT: Marissa Corona
    Email: marissa@centroculturalmexicano.org
    Phone: (425) 896-7067
    16300 Redmond Way, Suite 100 , Redmond, WA 98052

  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Washington State

    Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Washington State
    CCCWA 华盛顿州中国总商会做为此次活动的协办单位之一,将为 ww3 资金申请者提 供中文服务。联系方式:电话 (206)228-4158(如果没有马上接通电话 请留言,总商会工作人员会尽快回复。)微信:lili2999
    The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Washington State (CCCWA) is a resource for businesses to contact if they have questions about WW5.
    CONTACT: Lili Lu
    Phone: (206) 228-4158
    WeChat: lili2999 NOTE: If not connected, you can leave a message and we will reply as soon as possible

  • El Centro de la Raza

    El Centro de la Raza
    El Centro de la Raza is available to help with the Working Washington 5 grant opportunity
    CONTACT: Victor Cerdeneta
    Business Opportunity Center Specialist, Federal Way
    Phone:(360) 986-7022
    Email: vcserrato@elcentrodelaraza.org

  • Indian American Community Services (IACS)

    Indian American Community Services (IACS)
    Indian American Community Services (IACS) is available to help business owners and nonprofit leaders with the Working Washington 5 grant opportunity including getting your UEI.
    Email: directorcommunity@iaww.org
    Phone: (253) 234-9989 #5


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