Emergency Assistance Programs & Resources

House passes a $2 trillion Coronavirus relief bill!

Stimulus Small Business Explainer

COVID-19 Relief Funding options

The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

2020 SBA Participating Lenders


US Chamber – SBA Loan Guide

Payroll Protection Program

PPP – Overview

PPP – Borrower Information Fact Sheet

PPP – Application-3-30-2020-v3

SBA COVID Payroll Protection Program


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.

Lent Fund Application 2020

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, lion@edcteamjefferson.org, (360) 379-4693.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan – Apply now! Deadline for applications is December 16, 2020. If you need assistance filling out the application, click here.

COVID-19 Information:

Jefferson County COVID-19 Updates

EDC Team Jefferson Resources

7 Things You Can Do to Support Local Businesses by Sustainable Connections

Whats open and whats closed in Washington?

Journalist Rhonda Abrams offers daily (M-F) live small business updates

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

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

COVID-19 Info

Association of Washington Businesses

Department of Commerce has information about SBA loans and small business tools.