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Kent Small Business Emergency Relief Grant

Grants to Washington Small Businesses for Support
in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Kent

Deadline Date:

08/09/20 8:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of $6,500 to Washington small businesses in eligible locations for support in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to aid businesses in their recovery from the negative economic impacts of the health crisis. Eligible applicants are located within Kent city limits.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191484

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards are $6,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, businesses must:
- Be a for-profit business physically located within the Kent city limits
- Be negatively impacted by COVID-19 closures and interruptions
- Have no more than 15 full-time employees
- Have been in business for at least two (2) years as of June 30, 2020
- Have gross annual revenues of $1.5 million or less
- Have a current City of Kent Business License and not be delinquent in payment of taxes or fees owed to the City of Kent as of December 31, 2019.
- If closed due to government mandates, the business intends to reopen when allowed under Washington’s Safe Start plan
- Not be involved with the production, processing, promotion, distribution, or sale (wholesale or retail) of marijuana and cannabinoid products, concentrates, or extracts
- Have no owner, officer, partner, or principal actor of the business who is currently employed by City of Kent or who is an immediate family member (spouse, sibling) of a current City of Kent employee
- Have no owner, officer, partner, or principal actor of the business involved with financial mismanagement. This includes the business owner(s) with any conviction(s) for financial crimes within the last three years, with “business owner” defined as managing members or officers
- Not currently in bankruptcy
- Complies with CARES Act provisions

Pre-Application Information:

The application window is Monday, July 13, 10 a.m. through Sunday, August 9, 8 p.m.

Applicants will be notified about grant decisions in mid-August, 2020. Grants will be distributed by automatic deposit (ACH) or check payment.

Contact Information:

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

Grant Application Portal: https://www.kentwa.gov/?splash=https%3a%2f%2fform.jotform.com%2f201897104699164&____isexternal=true

For assistance with application completion as well as no-cost, one-on-one advising to help your business succeed:
Kevin Grossman, Certified Business Advisor
kgrossman@GreenRiver.edu
253-520-6263

Applicants may also reach out to these additional sources of support for assistance with the application:

Kent Chamber of Commerce
info@KentChamber.com
253-854-1770

Kent Downtown Partnership
info@KentDowntown.org
253-813-6976

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
Staff@SeattleSouthsideChamber.com
206-575-1633

City of Kent
BusinessGrantHelp@KentWA.gov
253-856-6419

City of Kent
220 Fourth Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032

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USA: Washington: City of Kent

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