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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 18, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Washington, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Resources website.

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Description of Program and Relief

Small Business Stabilization Grants for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The City of Seattle has created an emergency fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The City will commit approximately $2.5 million in one-time Community Development Block Grant funds to the Small Business Stabilization Fund, an emergency fund that provides working capital grants in amounts up to $10,000 to qualifying small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Government or Lead Agency

City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development

Dates Available

Effective March 13, 2020, and continuing until suspended as conditions warrant

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

The following are the investment criteria for financial support:

The business owner must have a low or moderate income (≤80% of the Area Median Income);

The business must have five employees or fewer;

The business must have a physical establishment;

The business must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19; and

The business must be located within Seattle.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

You may apply online at

List of Additional Information

The Office of Economic Development’s Small Business Stabilization Fund FAQ page, found here.

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