Did you apply for a COVID-19 business financial relief grant through YCDA? Here is the status of each grant program…

Business Service Organization Grant


UPDATE: Apply on our website.

City of Yakima Non-Profit CARES Grant


UPDATE: Apply on the City of Yakima website.

Attention Yakima County Business Owners!

Are you being impacted by the Coronavirus? Do you need guidance, information, and resources?

¡Atención propietarios de negocios del condado de Yakima!

¿Te está afectando el Coronavirus? ¿Necesitas consejos, información y recursos sobre cómo continuar con tu negocio?

Other partners and organizations with Coronavirus business relief resources…

Small Business Administration & Small Business Development Center

Strategies for Busines Survival (PDF)

Strategies for Busines Survival (Powerpoint PDF)

Small Business Tips:

  • Keep yourself and staff healthy
  • Focus on reducing cash flow loss/cutting operating expenses
  • Consider temporarily reducing hours for employees/apply for shared work/partial unemployment
  • Reduce business operating hours
  • Contacting vendors and suppliers to negotiate adjusted terms
  • Work with your landlord to defer rent/lease payments
  • Reach out to a lender for a line of credit or working capital
  • Keep good records

Small Business Loan Information:

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus

SBA to provide disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by Coronavirus

10 Tips for protecting your Small Business from COVID-19

Disaster Planning and Recovery

Business Resiliency and COVID-19 Resources (PDF)

Planning and response to COVID-19 impacts in the workplace

Governor Jay Inslee’s Office

Proclamation by the Governor – Stay Home. Stay Healthy. (March 23. 2020)

Washington State creates website for all COVID-19 related information that includes:

  • Resources available to families, workers and businesses
  • Health recommendations
  • Statistics
  • Emergency actions and more

Inslee announces statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and expanded social gathering limits (March 16, 2020)


Washington State Department of Commerce

SBA COVID-19 Resources

When trouble strikes: A small business crisis planner


Washington State Employment Security Department

For worker and businesses affected by COVID-19

SharedWork Program: A voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.

COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available (PDF)


Washington State Department of Health

Workplace and Employer Resources and Recommendations


Association of Washington Business

COVID-19 Employer Resources page –

AWB COVID-19 FAQ page –

COVID-19 Webinar Series Landing Page –

United States Department of Labor

United States Deparment of Labor recently released a question and answer (Q&A) for employers and employees in regards to the new laws enacted in response to the Coronavirus.