Business Coaching and Technical Assistance & Grants | Unincorporated King County

King County

U.S. CITIzens and residents
Unincorporated King County
Coming Soon
July 10, 2020

King County has help for small businesses in unincorporated King County—including grant money, language support, and coaching to help you apply for other funds and services.


Coaching and Technical Assistance

If your business is in unincorporated King County, you can get help from a U.S. Treasury-certified community development financial institution. Technical assistance coaches can help you with:

  • Information about the latest (federal, state, and local) funding and loan resources
  • Utility bill assistance
  • Filling out grant or funding application forms
  • Coaching to help your business survive the impacts of Covid-19 closures
  • Other advice and assistance


King County will accept applications for small business grant awards from Friday, June 26 through Friday, July 10. Businesses that receive awards will be reimbursed for up to $5,000 in expenses such as rent, utility payments, or payroll.

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What businesses can apply for the grant?

Not all businesses are eligible to apply for this grant program. Applicants must comply with general provisions of the CARES Act. Also, they must:

  • Have lost revenue due to a COVID-19 closure or interruption.
  • Not have received any federal aid for any of the eligible expenses. This may include funding through the SBA Paycheck Protection Program.
  • Be active and licensed in the state of Washington.
  • Have their physical business address in unincorporated King County.
  • Have been in operation for at least three years.
  • Have gross revenues of less than $1.5 million per year.
  • Not be currently in bankruptcy.
  • Expect to continue operating after COVID 19-related local and state emergency guidelines are removed.
  • Have no current unpaid code enforcement liens or violation of any state, federal, or local laws.
  • Not be involved with the production, processing, promotion, distribution, or sale (wholesale or retail) of marijuana and cannabinoid products, concentrates, or extracts.
  • Have no owner, officer, partner, or principal actor of the business involved with financial mismanagement. This includes the business owner(s) with any conviction(s) for financial crimes within the last three years, with “business owner” defined as managing members or officers.
  • Have no owner, officer, partner, or principal actor of the business who is currently employed by King County or who is an immediate family member of a current King County employee.

Several specific provisions may also apply to your unique circumstance:

  • Commercial agricultural or forestry businesses must expect to deliver product in 2020.

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If you plan to fill out this form with help from a technical assistance coach and/or interpreter, please wait until the coach and/or interpreter is on the phone with you before you begin.

This form will take about 30-45 minutes to complete.

When you are filling out the form, do not use your browser’s back button, refresh the page, or close your browser before you have answered all questions and submitted the form. These actions will clear the form. Any information you have already entered will be lost, and you will have to start again at the beginning.

Have the following information ready when you begin filling out the form:

  • 2019 business financial information or tax return
  • Washington State Unified Business Identifier Number (UBI #)
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)/Business Activity code (this can be found on your business tax return)

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Do you need help?

The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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