Small Business Disaster Relief grant opportunity - applications due March 31

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March 1, 2023

Applications due March 31

Small Business Disaster Relief grants

Commerce has $9.7 available for grants to small businesses with annual gross receipts of $5 million or less that have sustained a reduction in business income or activity as the result of:

  • Natural disaster such as flood, earthquake, or a comparable
  • Human-caused disaster such as a major utility disruption resulting in property damage or prolonged outages

Grant limit is $75,000 per business. Funds may be used to reimburse the following eligible expenses:

  • Payroll
  • Utilities and rent
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Building improvements and repairs
  • Replacing damaged inventory and equipment
  • Other operational and business expenses related to a qualifying disaster

Applications are due March 31

First, identify and contact the Associate Development Organization (ADO) (webpage) representing your county. You will need the name of your local ADO and a representative's name and contact information to complete the online grant application.

In addition to the ADO information, eligible businesses must provide all of the following in the application:

  • Washington State Business License
  • proof of address
  • W-9 and 2019-2021 tax returns
  • documentation of receipts

Once you have gathered the required information, visit the application portal online at Washington State Department of Commerce Statewide Disaster Relief Grant Application – BUSINESS (


Contact your local ADO (webpage).

After contacting your local ADO, if you still have questions or concerns, please email the Commerce program contact.