Are You Eligible for PPP Direct Forgiveness?

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Seattle District Office  - July 28, 2021

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In this newsletter, you can learn more about:

Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Through New SBA Direct Portal

Starting Aug. 4 the SBA will now allow certain businesses with PPP loans of $150,000 or less to apply directly through a new SBA portal for the forgiveness of their loan. The SBA portal provides a single secure location for eligible borrowers to apply for forgiveness using an electronic equivalent of the SBA Form 3508S.

The Seattle District will host two webinars on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. where you will learn: 

  • Who is eligible to use the SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal
  • What information you will need
  • How to create a login and apply for forgiveness
  • Where to get help with your application 

Register Now

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Still Applications - Apply Now

After making improvements to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program (SVOG), the SBA is now delivering money quickly. We are proud to share we’ve hit a new milestone: awarding over $7.5 billion in SVOGs to more than 10,000 hard-hit live entertainment, nonprofits & other venues. There is funding still available.  

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 29

1 p.m. | Stay at Work Program

Friday, July 30

10 a.m. | Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting

Saturday, July 31

9 a.m. | Buying an Existing Business Step-by-Step 

Monday, Aug. 2 

1 p.m. | Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours

Tuesday, Aug. 3

7 a.m. | Return-to-Work Incentives 

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Banking Professional) * 

11 a.m. | Black-Owned Business Excellence: Fund Your Business Growth

11 a.m. | Selling Your Business During COVID

Wednesday, Aug. 4

8 a.m. | Contracting Coffee Hour

9 a.m. | Intro to Business

9 a.m. | Hiring an "Independent Contractor" and Avoid Prime Contractor Liability 

1 p.m. | Preferred Worker Program

Thursday, Aug. 5

11 a.m. | Are You Ready to Start a Business?

12 p.m. | Let's Talk Business: 5 Mistakes That Women Business Owners Make to Sabotage Their Success

Pivoting to a new economy

For more information about funding options and resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19:


Resources for Small Businesses

For more information about SBA resources to start, grow, and manage your business: 

Local Resource Guide


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* SBA's participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.