Thurston Strong Micro-Business Standup Grants Now Available
Thurston Strong partners are pleased to announce the availability of microgrant funding for Thurston County small businesses. The Thurston Strong Micro-Business Standup Grant is offered as a helping hand to small businesses attempting to reopen or remain open under Governor Inslee’s Safe Start program. There is simply not enough funding available to save or restore every business impacted by COVID-19. But we hope these small cash infusions will help small businesses gain traction as they take on the task of starting over or finding ways to operate in a new environment.
Priority targets include businesses with 25 or fewer employees (or FTE equivalent) that serve the public. Eligible businesses must have a physical location in Thurston County and a registered Unified Business Identification (UBI) Number. Other requirements apply.
All Thurston County businesses meeting eligibility requirements will be considered while funds last. The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) will administer the program on behalf of Thurston Strong partners. Funding support has been provided by local jurisdictions (Thurston County, Cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater) through a dedicated portion of each jurisdiction’s CARES Act allocations.
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Thurston Strong Childcare Provider Grants Now Available
The Thurston Childcare Grant Program offers acute funding support to childcare providers attempting to reopen or remain open under Governor Inslee’s Safe Start program. While there is insufficient funding to mitigate the full economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hopeful that small grants may provide at least some measure of support as providers open and learn to operate under considerably different circumstances and requirements.
All Thurston County childcare providers meeting eligibility requirements will be considered. The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) will administer the program on behalf of Thurston Strong partners. Applications will be received and processed in order, until funds are depleted. For more information and to complete the online application, visit:
Thurston Community Foundation Announces Non-Profit Grant Program
The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound has opened the 2020 Community Grants program. It is anticipated that $400,000 in funding will be released in increments of $1,500-$5,000. The program serves community-based non-profit organizations that help build resiliency throughout Thurston, Mason and Lewis County. Applications will be accepted July 20 through September 4, 2020. Grant checks for successful applications will be processed in late December 2020. For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.thecommunityfoundation.com/grants