Second Round of Grants for Burien Small Businesses

Deadline to Apply for $5,000 Small Business Grants is October 15
Posted on 10/01/2020
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The City of Burien has made a second round of grant funding available to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Grants will be made in amounts up to $5,000 and will be awarded to qualifying businesses. Funding is limited and applications will close October 15, 2020.

“COVID-19 has created dual emergencies for our community—the very real public health threat and a significant economic slowdown,” said Brian J. Wilson, Burien City Manager. “Some of our small businesses have been left out of previous economic recovery programs. These grants are intended to help fill that gap and help Burien move forward together.”

Funding for this program comes from money the City of Burien received through the federal CARES Act which disbursed funding for cities to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 in their local communities.

How to Apply for the Grant

Qualifying businesses applying for the grants must:  

  • Have a Burien business license
  • Have ten or fewer FTE (full-time equivalent) employees as of September 1, 2020
  • Have been in operation in the city of Burien for more than 12 months
  • Have experienced a decrease of 25 percent or more in revenue due to COVID-19 related business closures
  • Be a for-profit business
  • Not be a franchise or national chain

Ventures Nonprofit has been selected by the City to administer the grant program.

Find out more about the grant process and apply online.

For additional questions, call Ventures Nonprofit at (206) 486-3733 or email at buriengrants@venturesnonprofit.org.

Small Business Relief and Recovery Grant Information in Multiple Languages