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Benton County CARES Act Community Support Grant

Grants to Washington Businesses in Eligible
Areas for Assistance During the Coronavirus Crisis

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Benton County and TRIDEC

Deadline Date:

09/25/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Washington businesses in eligible locations for support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to assist local businesses that are facing economic hardship due to the pandemic. Eligible businesses are located in Benton County and have had to close or reduce capacity to operate based on the Governor’s orders surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants may be used for business operation costs incurred on or after March 27, 2020.

Expenses must be necessary; connected to; and would not exist without the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible expenses include:

  • Rent and Mortgage
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies
  • Insurance
  • Utility Bills
  • Consulting Expenses
  • Marketing Expenses
  • Training
  • Expenses incurred to accommodate business changes due to COVID-19

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191345

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,500,000

Number of Grants:

There are enough funds for approximately 180 to 200 grant awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Available Grant Amounts:
- Up to $15,000 – Businesses with less than 20 employees
- Up to $50,000 – Businesses with 20-99 employees
- Up to $100,000 – Businesses with 100+ employees

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The business must:
- Be physically located in Benton County.
- Be owned by a US citizen or permanent resident alien.
- Have been in operation for one year or longer.
- Use the grant to maintain or create jobs.
- Be for-profit or non-profit (501C3, 501C6 and 501C19 only).
- Submit a business license or IRS 501c Determination Letter.
- Have had to close or reduce capacity to operate based on the Governor’s orders surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Have lost revenue due to COVID-19.

Ineligible expenses:
- Payroll & Benefits
- Travel
- Bills for Taxes
- Federal or State Expenses
- Capital Expenses
- Land Acquisition
- Construction Cost
- Office Equipment
- Purchase/Lease of Equipment
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Alcohol
- Hosting Expenses
- Meals
- Lodging
- Transportation
- Lobbying or political influence
- Other costs not directly related to the operations of the business.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Application Periods:
Round 1: July 16-31
Round 2: August 14-30
Round 3: September 11-25
Grants close at 11:59 PM.


Grantees will be selected from a pool of eligible businesses using a random lottery system. Eligible businesses that were not selected will automatically move to the next round for possible selection.

Grant Application Periods:
- Round 1: July 16-31
- Round 2: August 14-28
- Round 3: September 11-25

Friday, September 25 is the final deadline to apply for funding. There will be no additional funding rounds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=tridec

Direct questions to BCCares@tridec.org

TRIDEC
7130 W. Grandridge Blvd. Ste. A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (509) 735-1000
E-mail: tridec@tridec.org

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USA: Washington: Benton County

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