Inslee announces emergency grant program to help small businesses

Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced a new program aimed at helping small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) program is being offered by the Washington State Department of Commerce to provide a limited number of businesses with emergency funds of up to $10,000.

Businesses eligible for the WWSBEG program:

  • Must have been in business for at least one year
  • Must have 1-10 employees, including the proprietor
  • Must demonstrate specific ways in which COVID-19 government actions have impacted the business

For more information and to apply, visit

Additionally, the Economic Alliance Snohomish County has launched a COVID-19 Local Business Resource website.

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