Pierce County businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for multiple programs offering financial relief through the Pierce County Economic Development Department. Applications are due by Oct. 2 for this round of funding for the following programs:
- Commercial rent and mortgage assistance. Get three months’ rent or mortgage paid if your business has been significantly impacted by restrictions related to Washington’s Safe Start reopening plan. Receive up to $8,000 a month with a total maximum grant of $24,000.
- Forgivable loans for working capital to help you stay in business and retain employees. Loan amounts start at $5,000 for micro-businesses up to $20,000 based on number of FTE employees.
- Offset costs with a grant to get reimbursed for up to 50% of expenses related to implementing safe start practices. Maximum grant amounts range from $8,000 up to $50,000 depending on number of FTE employees.
To learn more about these programs and to apply, visit www.piercecountywa.gov/CARESbusiness. Applications are due by Oct. 2, 2020 for this round of funding.