Governor Inslee established the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Up to $10 million in funds are provided through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the State Department of Commerce. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000.

The deadline for this grant program has passed.


UPDATE – Monday, April 27, 2020

This grant program has $10 million in funding with awards of up to $10,000 per business. Over the weekend, YCDA submitted a batch of 96 applications to the Department of Commerce. We received and processed over 780 applications from businesses throughout Yakima County which means roughly 88% of those that applied, did not get forwarded to Commerce to move on in the process. This is a depressing statistic and a testament to how much need there is for financial relief for ALL of the small businesses in Yakima County.
The process for those applications that were forwarded will take roughly 3-4 weeks and it entails:
  1. Commerce will review the applications submitted by YCDA during the week of April 27 and forward them to the Governor’s office which will approve roughly 30 to 40 in the next two weeks.
  2. Once an application is approved by the Governor’s Office, YCDA will contact the business to discuss the final details which include:
  • Entering into an agreement for the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant to reimburse your business.
  • Collect invoices or receipts for the expenses that are being reimbursed.
  • Enter into an agreement for your business to report its operating status and the number of employees on June 30, 2021.

*Funds will be available once these agreements are in place.*


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A’s Stucco, LLC
Atarashii Apprentice Program
Balloons and Fruit Zone
Bear Event Services
Blue Moon Bar & Grill
Bradshaw Development, Inc
Bricks for kids
Budget Septic
Catering Creations by Toni
Central Court Reporting
Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn
Cowiche Creek Brewing Company LLC
Crafted Restaurant
Delicias Mexicanos La Ribera
Dunbar Jewelers
El Caporal
Elite Tires
Eric Silvers
Essencia Bakery
Expressions Beauty Studio
Extreme Sports Photos
Fiddle’s Coffee House
Field Group
Firepoint Training
Fisher Construction

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GMC Family Services, LLC
Granger Cool Mart
Harrah Veterinary Clinic
Hernandez Law Office, LLC
HW Roofing of Yakima, LLC
Inklings Bookshop
Innovation Resource Center
Integrity Support Services
J and J Striping Co
Jean’s Cottage Inn
JMG Athletics
Joels Tire
John B. Carbery, DMD, P.S.
Karlee’s Coffee
Kevin Cuyle Painting
La Super Bakery
Lamas Poolhall & Arcade
Liberty Theatre
Little Paws Playhouse, Inc
Maison Family Chiropractic
Mak Daddy Coffee
Maxx Trans Logistics
Memory Montage Photography
Mighty Tieton Production, LLC
Morris Memorials & Final Expense
MP Furniture and More
MugShotz Cafe
Native Pyrotechnichs
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Nob Hill Shops LLC dba Birchfield Manor
North Town Coffeehouse
Parry Jewelers, Inc.

Northern Gents Barbershop
Ob Cruz Photography
Physicians Rehabilitation and Therapy
Rider Cellars
Riggle Ice Cream (Baskin Robbins)
Roberts Electrical Inc.
Rose’s Native Design
S & S dba Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima
Salsita Antojitos
Scizzor’s O’Hair
Snyder’s German Sausage
Sports Center
Studio 16 Hair Design, Inc.
Studio K
Taqueria Mexicana
Teddy Bear Corner, Inc.
The Family Company Coffee House
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Vaux Shoes, Inc.
Xochimilco Tequila Bar
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