Emergency Assistance Programs & Resources
Payroll Protection Program
- The Governor’s Office has a resource list for impacted businesses and employers, including filing extensions and tax assistance through DOR
- Governor Inslee’s list of “Essential Business”
- Relief for businesses and renters
- Emergency Assistance Programs & Resources
- OlyCap Relief Fund
- Washington Health Plan Finder- Special Enrollment period
- Small Business Administration Resources
- Facebook is offering $1,000,000 in cash grants and ad credits to 30,000 small businesses.
- Washington State Department of Commerce Grant
- Give Jefferson COVID-19 Emergency Funding
- Kiva is an alternative source for (zero interest) loans of up to $15,000
- Economic Development Counsil – Team Jefferson: Resources for Businesses during COVID-19
- RFP for Jefferson Community Foundation Emergency Funds
- Jeffco Mutual Aid Fund -mutual aid fund for Jefferson County to support folks who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. The fund raised $1,525 in four days. All the funds are on their way to dads, moms, families, small business owners, and employees who are unable to work or lost work due to COVID-19 closures.
Loan Programs:Port Townsend Main Street Program 2020 LENT (Light at the End of the Tunnel) MICROLOAN FUND
LENT Low Interest Loan Program for
Port Townsend Commercial Historic Districts
Upcoming Quarterly Application Dates
• April 15, 2020
July 15, 2020• October 15, 2020
**Emergency applications will be reviewed in a time sensitive manner.
Purpose of LENT Funds: LENT Low-Interest Microloan Funds are a tool to offset some of the financial impacts businesses endure from emergency situations, though business development proposals will be considered. Funds are made available through the Port Townsend Main Street Program and in part through First Federal. Upon your re-payment of the loan funds, the money will be returned to the Port Townsend Main Street Program for recirculating as part of future LENT Fund microloans. For more information about the LENT Loan program, please contact us.
LION Announces COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program
LION, the Local Investing Opportunities Network, has established a new loan program for Jefferson County businesses and non-profits needing funding to deal with the COVID-19 emergency. The loan application and instructions are downloadable from the LION website. A fast track process has been established to handle the applications.
LION is a network that connects business and non-profits seeking financing with over 60 local investors. Since 2006 LION members have invested in over 75 Jefferson County businesses and non-profits. LION members opted to initiate a new application route to provide emergency loans to as many non-profits and businesses as their members can afford.
LION welcomes inquiries from people who would like to become a member and increase the resiliency of our local community. Information is available here. LION is affiliated with Local 20/20 and EDC Team Jefferson.
Further information about the LION COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program can be obtained from Brian Kuh, email@example.com, (360) 379-4693.
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Journalist Rhonda Abrams offers daily (M-F) live small business updates
Employment Security Department’s Scenarios and benefits infographic
Washington Retail Association has a dedicated COVID-19 resource page that includes information for employers and retailer-specific guidance.
Congressman Derek Kilmer Resources for COVID-19 relief
Department of Commerce has information about SBA loans and small business tools.