Working Washington Round 4 offers grant relief funds to small for-profit businesses, especially those that were required to close due to public health and safety measures.
These grants are NOT first-come, first-served, so please do not rush in submitting your application. You will want to make sure all of your documents and application are correct because there are no opportunities to edit or amend applications with this go-around.
Requirements for eligibility
- Active for-profit business or individual DBA located in Washington state (“does business as”.) Businesses can only apply for one location per business (identified by UBI or EIN).
- Has been in business before January 1, 2020 and filed a 2019 tax return
- Generates at least 51% of revenue in Washington state
- Operates from a physical brick and mortar location in Washington state (separate from owner’s home)
- Reported gross annual revenue between $25,000 – $5 million in 2019
- Experienced a decrease in revenue and/or incurred additional costs between 2019 and 2020 due to COVID-19 public health and safety measures
Ineligible for Round 4
- Non-profit business or organization
- Child care provider (not including recreation/entertainment)
- School (Pre-K, K-12 and higher education)
- Hospital/Healthcare provider (personal services such as massage and chiropractors ARE eligible)
- Property management/Real estate (including owners or operators of short-term rental properties)
- Professional Services (accounting, insurance, legal, financial services/firms, architects etc.)
- Agriculture & aquaculture producer (such as farms and ranchers)
- Licensed marijuana/cannabis operation (this does not include CBD retailers)
- Drivers of shared ride companies (g., Lyft or Uber)
- Host/operator of a vacation or short-term rental unit (like Airbnb or VRBO)
- Government entities or elected official offices
- Passive business, investment companies and investors who file a Schedule E on their personal tax returns
- Financial business primarily engaged in the business of lending, such as banks, finance company and factoring company
- Businesses that have permanently closed or intend to permanently close in 2021
- Businesses engaged in any socially undesirable activity or activity that may be considered predatory in nature (such as rent-to-own businesses and check cashing businesses)
- Businesses of a prurient sexual nature (“adult” businesses)
- Speculative businesses
- Businesses primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities
- Businesses without a physical location in Washington state
- Businesses that restrict patronage for any reason other than capacity or age restrictions per regulations
- Businesses found to be in violation of any COVID-19-related order issued by the governor. This includes remaining open when ordered to close, or disregarding COVID-19 health or safety measures applicable to the business.
- Businesses found to have compliance or regulatory issues as of March 2020
- Businesses that are actively engaged in current/pending lawsuits
- Businesses disbarred by the federal government
- Businesses actively pursuing a bankruptcy declaration
Learn more HERE.