PANDEMIC RELATED RESOURCES
The Lincoln County EDC is a local economic development council that contracts with the Washington Department of Commerce to provide economic development services on behalf of Lincoln County. This partnership with the County and Commerce puts the EDC in position to learn about pandemic related resources as they come available to businesses. For businesses affected negatively, the EDC is the contact for state and county level small business recovery funding and resources. For businesses positively affected, the EDC can provide resources for strengthening and expanding your business (see links below.)
FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC
The best way for Lincoln County business owners to stay informed of small business relief funding is to get on the EDC’s affected business list. When the EDC learns about a funding opportunity the first thing we do is notify the businesses on this list. We know these businesses have been affected by the pandemic and this is how we can reach them quickly. If your business is not on our list, email your name and business name to Janice@LincolnEDC.org
COMING – Working Washington Grants: Round 5
The Washington State Legislature has allocated a new round of grant funding for small businesses affected by the pandemic. $70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. In this round of Working Washington grants, available funds are set aside for specific targeted groups or sectors:
- 60% is identified for the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues
- 40% is identified for most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services
- August 17 – September 9: Application portal will remain open for 24 days
- Mid – Late September: Review of applications
- Early October: Commerce will notify grantees and disburse funding
The EDC also provides general information on our Facebook page.
RESOURCES FOR ALL SMALL BUSINESSES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19
EDC Contact Information:
Janice Meats, Executive Director
Staff works remotely when recommended. The best way to reach the director is through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call the EDC office at 509-368-7085. Leave a voicemail for a call back.
Mailing address is PO Box 1304, Davenport WA 99122 / Physical address is 303 6th in the WSU Extension Building.