COVID-19 update from the Kitsap EOC - September 24, 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Results Update for Kitsap County as of 2 p.m. Sept. 24


COVID-19 daily cases


Safe Start report card update

The Kitsap Public Health District updated the Safe Start report card with data available as of September 22. The report card tracks targets to be met in order to move to the next phase of Washington's Safe Start recovery plan. All counties remain on hold at this time, and Kitsap County is in Phase 2.

View the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard for more details.

Safe Start report card


COVID-19 relief grant applications for Kitsap small businesses open through Sept. 30 

A new round of funds are available in phase 4 of the Kitsap County small business grant program. Non-profit organizations are also eligible. The intent of this funding is to reimburse business-related commercial rent or lease expenses and/or expenses related to personal protection equipment (PPE), business retrofits and supplies paid between March 1, 2020 and date of the grant application.

Phase 4 grants are open to all small businesses with a physical location in Kitsap County. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those meeting all eligibility and application requirements.

Successful applicants may receive up to $10,000 based upon eligible COVID-19 impacts. Businesses who were previously funded at a lower amount may be eligible for increased funding but reapplication is required.

Applications are open and will close at noon on Sept. 30. Click here for an information sheet and sample application with details on eligibility and application requirements. Go to for complete information, including details on grants available through the cities of Bremerton and Port Orchard.

Kitsap County partnered with the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance to administer the small business rental relief grants and committed up to $880,000 of federal Corona Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.


Puget Sound Energy COVID-19 bill assistance

Puget Sound Energy created a COVID-19 Pandemic Assistance Fund through the Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program for customers who have had their household income significantly reduced after March 1, 2020 due to unemployment, partial employment or being unable to work due to the pandemic.

This $11 million fund provides a one-time bill credit equal to the cost of the energy your home used from March to August 2019 (up to $1,000). Applications must be submitted by September 30. Learn more at the FAQ page.


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