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Washington State COVID-19 Loan and Relief Resources



Washington State COVID-19 Loan and Relief Resources

Washington State issued new rules that waive financial penalties for employers who file their tax reports late, pay their taxes late, or do not respond to information requests in a timely fashion as a result of COVID-19. The City of Seattle has also expanded its Small Business Stabilization Fund to help supplement the SBA loan program. Eligible small businesses will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to mitigate revenue lost by COVID-19. 

Private relief programs 

Private corporations around the country are also finding ways to support small businesses, either through funding or free use of their services.

  • Facebook has launched a small business grants program offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses. 
  • UberEats is waiving delivery fees for all orders from independently-owned restaurants to keep them in business as many cities begin to mandate closure of storefronts.
  • Amazon created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to local small businesses that will be impacted by fewer customers due to COVID-19. The fund is intended to support small businesses with fewer than 50 employees or less than $7 million in annual revenue located near Amazon’s Seattle office weather the outbreak.
  • Google has rolled out free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers until July 1 so businesses can stay connected with their teams and vendors.

This spreadsheet will regularly be updated with financial resources for small businesses. Check back for the most up-to-date information, and share it with a business owner who may benefit from the support.

We’ll also be creating similar resources for unemployment benefits and sick leave. Visit the Talk Shop homepage for our latest publications, and see our COVID-19 employer guide for more helpful info.
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