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[Archived] COVID-19 Response: Resources & Assistance for Clark County Businesses

CREDC is closely monitoring COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus. As the situation evolves quickly, we put together a list of sources of information, guidance and assistance available for businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can find this page below and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

April 8 update: Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) is a new program offered by Governor Jay Inslee and administered by Department of Commerce to assist small businesses (with up to 10 FTEs) impacted by COVID-19 to survive and retain jobs. The grant application is available through Commerce and must be submitted to CREDC, the State’s designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) for Clark County. Funds will be made available to awardees on a reimbursable basis in a one-time grant of up to $10,000. That means that small businesses must be able to pay upfront for costs for which they plan to apply reimbursable grant money, if awarded.

CREDC accepted the first round of applications until 4p.m. on April 8, 2020. Should there continue to be grant fund availability after receiving and reviewing this first round of applications, we will open additional grant application windows until there are no longer funds available.

Additionally, CREDC is seeking feedback on the extent to which COVID-19 is impacting companies and the broader economy in Clark County. We are communicating this feedback with public officials to ensure visibility on the extent of the current and projected impacts, and of additional policy remedies that could align to help effected companies with resiliency. Please take a few minutes to respond to the questions in this survey. Responses will be aggregated so as not to disclose any vulnerabilities unique to your company.