Washington State’s web portal with official information related to COVID-19
Update for 9/21/2021
USDA is providing financial relief grants of up to $125,000 for timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses and/or individuals that experienced losses in 2020 due to COVID-19. Applications are due October 15, 2021. More information is available at the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Haulers and Harvesters Program Website.
Update for 10/23/2020
The City of White Salmon has opened up a small business grant program. Click Here for the link to their information.
Update for 9-21-2020
Applications are currently closed for the grant program.
We are pleased to announce the Klickitat County Small Business COVID Emergency Grant Program #3. Applications are open until 5:00 PM on September 16th. Grants are for businesses with 20 and fewer employees. (please note this is total employees and not Full Time Equivalent FTE Employees). Grants can be for up to $10,000. Please read the Overview Document below.
In order for you application to be considered complete. You need to do the following things by close of business Wednesday September 16th.
#1. Fill out the Online application
#2. Upload to the Dropbox link we provide you the following;
Completed and signed W9 form (if the county does not have one for you on file)
Completed Klickitat Small business 2.0 Grant Program Reimbursement Form
Receipts, invoices, bank statements or etc... to go with the reimbursement form.
Other forms that may be required such as reseller Certificate, IRS form 8829,
Applications are currently Open
When you have questions please contact;
Jacob Anderson 509-250-1828 or Richard foster at 509-773-7060
Update for 6-24-2020
Please click here for updated business information for COVID-19 and a press release from Emergency Management.
Update for 6-16-2020
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Grant (EIDL) through the SBA, click here.
(this SBA grant has opened back up 6/15/2020 for a limited time. It is no longer just open to agricultural enterprises).
Businesses please take a moment to fill out our County Economic Injury Survey. click here
This is very important so that we know who to reach out to about the loan and grant programs and how we can help you moving forward during this time. (This is also the way to sign up for the PUD Small Business Customer Assistance Program.
Washington Department of Commerce is working with the Association of Washington Businesses and has some great resources as well:
COVID-19 Employer Resources page - https://bit.ly/2RM4qwa
AWB COVID-19 FAQ page - https://bit.ly/2Ke1oN5
COVID-19 Webinar Series Landing Page - https://bit.ly/2Kd1yEp
Updated Info for (5-1-2020)
Klickitat County PUD has announced their Small Business Customer Assistance Program. To sign up for the program just fill out the County Economic Injury Survey above. Here are the details of the program. Click Here for the PUD’s press release on the program.
The discount is temporary in nature (3 months) and will be available for billings issued between May 2020 and December 2020 depending on when your business opens back up.
The discount percentage is based on business type:
100% base fee and 50% of usage for store front businesses.
30% of usage for home based businesses.
Applied to 3 consecutive months usage after reopening.
The discount is limited to $600 per business.
Small business eligibility criteria:
In business January 1, 2020 within Klickitat County
Active Klickitat PUD account
Between 1-10 employees. Employees can be the owners.
Impacted by COVID-19, with an emphasis on mandated closures
Agricultural producers are excluded.
Updated info for (4-26-2020)
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is reopening on 4/27/2020 Click (Here) for info on the PPP program. Wondering if your Local Lender is SBA approved (Click Here) for our updated list for our legislative district. You can prefill out the loan packet before the application date by downloading the document (here).
Wondering if you should go with the PPP or the EIDL loans. The National Federation of Independent businesses did a great side by side comparison You can (Click Here) to see it
Klickitat County Small Business Emergency Grant Program (KCSBEGP)
Applications are now Closed for for the Klickitat County Small Business emergency grant Program. These grants are for small businesses with 10 or fewer FTE employees and are for up to $5000. Make sure to look at the overview and instructions document before filling out the application.
Information for Small Business Owners (updated 3/30/2020)-
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
Below are documents you can download to go over for all your small business needs; https://www.sba.gov/
Wondering If you job or business is considered essential? Here’s the link to find out.
Still unsure if your business fits any of these categories or do you think your business should be included in the list of essential businesses. You can use this web form to get your industry added.