Klickitat County Public Economic Development Authority (KCPEDA) and Klickitat County are accepting applications for emergency grants of up to $10,000 each for businesses with up to 20 employees in Klickitat County. 

A pool of $145,000 is available only to businesses in Klickitat County.  Applications will be accepted through September 16, 2020 for this competitive grant process.  Payment of grant funds to successful applicants will be on a cost reimbursement basis for documented, qualifying expenditures.  

To learn more and apply, visithttps://klickitatcounty.org/1193/Covid-19 .

Funding for the program is from the state’s Working Washington Small Business program and the federal Coronavirus Assistance, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to help with COVID-19 response and recovery efforts across Washington State.

This is the third round of small business emergency grants made available through KCPEDA and the County, with a total of 84 businesses receiving grants in the first two funding rounds.  Businesses that were awarded grants in the first two funding rounds are eligible to apply for this new round of funding, but the total amount of funding that can be awarded to any one business is capped at $10,000.

“The length and depth of the pandemic have hit small, main street businesses hard,” said Washington State Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown. “In particular, restaurants, hotels, and other service industries have not seen the expected number of customers. Small businesses need these resources to stay open as we respond to the public health crisis and help get people back to work.”

Commerce partnered with Klickitat County Public Economic Development Authority and the 34 other local economic development organizations statewide to make a new tranche of $10 million in Working Washington Small Business Emergency grants available. Applications and administration of the new funds are run by the local organizations that serve all 39 counties. The Washington State Department of Commerce is not accepting or reviewing applications, this will be done by the local economic development organizations.  The information for these organizations can be accessed thru their respective website links below.

For more information: http://bit.ly/ww-grants2.