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Small Business Coronavirus Assistance Fund

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On behalf of the Washington State Department of Commerce and Yakima County – the Yakima County Development Association will be managing relief grants for eligible small businesses. This financial relief aid is funded through the Community Development Block Grant. Funds are available on a limited basis. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a grant award.

 

For a PDF flyer of this grant program, CLICK HERE.

Small Business Coronavirus Assistance Fund FAQ

Answers to the who, what, when, where, why, and how of this grant program

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

THE BUSINESS MUST…

  • Be a for-profit business

  • Have five or fewer employees, including owner(s)

  • Have a physical location in Yakima County

  • Have been in operation for at least one year

  • Provide documents to prove loss of income of 25% or more due to COVID-19

The business owner, who is applying, must meet the Community Development Block Grant low to moderate household income criteria for Yakima County (see below).

Do I meet CDBG's income levels?

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT’S LOW TO MODERATE INCOME LEVELS

To meet the CDBG’s criteria, the business owner’s household gross income, based on their household size, must be less than the listed amount seen on this table.

What can I use the funds for?

These funds can be used for day-to-day operation costs incurred as of March 27, 2020.

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What do I need to apply?

The business owner will need the following documents to apply for this financial business relief program.

THE OWNER’S …

  • Driver’s license

  • Social security card

  • Personal tax return for 2018 and 2019

  • Last two pay stubs (if applicable)

  • Supplemental Security Income status (if applicable)

THE BUSINESS’S…

  • Washington State business license

  • DUNS number (YCDA can help you get a DUNS number)

  • Documents that prove at least a 25% loss of revenue due to COVID-19

  • Monthly operating expenses

  • Documentation proving the number of employees (if applicable)

Where can I apply?