The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a COVID-19 web page with links to resources and information provided by the SBA and other organizations.
-SBA COVID-19 Homepage-
-Coronavirus Relief Options-
May 5, 2020- Small Business AdministrationEIDL for U.S. Agricultural Businesses
April 24, 2020- Coupeville Historic Waterfront AssociationLENT (Light at the End of the Tunnel) Micro loans
Coupeville Historic Waterfront is offering $20,000 in micro-loans to local small/medium businesses, with investment matching. If you're looking for ways to help, visit their website at:
April 24, 2020- Port of South WhidbeyPort Small Business Reinbursement Grant Program
In an effort to help preserve public health and promote public welfare, the Port of South Whidbey is accepting grant applications from Small Businesses with 10 or less full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (a sole proprietor can be considered an employee) that conduct business within the boundaries of the Port District in the Restaurant/Food/Agricultural industry that provide food and/or food products to the general public for consumption (brewers, vintners and distillers are eligible) For more information on POSW Small Business Grant Guidelines or to fill out the application, read the latest news announcement at:
The deadline to submit applications is now extended to midnight on Sunday, May 31, or until funds are exhausted.
Low-interest loans are available to businesses, renters, and homeowners in regions affected by declared disasters. These loans can cover both physical and economic damage due to declared disasters. This includes small business operating expenses after a declared disaster.
In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Washington State has created a website that lists what businesses are considered Essential services. If you do not see your business type listed on the webpage, please fill out the webform to recieve instructions on the status of your business type. These webpages and webforms are not maintained through Island County.
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