New pandemic relief grants for Mukilteo and rural businesses

A new round of small business grants are available in Mukilteo and rural areas.

Mukilteo CARES for Businesses Grants logo (City of Mukilteo)

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The city of Mukilteo is offering a second round relief grants for small businesses and nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The city is making $150,000 available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which supports small business and nonprofit recovery.

Small businesses and nonprofits physically located within Mukilteo city limits may be eligible for grants of up to $10,000, based on need.

Applications are being taken now through Oct. 15.

“We are excited to be able to offer a second round of grants to businesses,” Mayor Jennifer Gregerson said. “Our businesses are the lifeline of our community and their successful recovery is a priority.”

A guideline and application can be found at mukilteowa.gov under the Mukilteo Cares for Businesses Program

The application is available in multiple languages. Applicants with questions or those in need of translation assistance can email MukilteoCARES@mukilteowa.gov.

Rural areas

A program that supports small businesses operating in communities with populations of 50,000 people or less is offering coronavirus relief grants

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation program will award 900 grants to eligible businesses and enterprises throughout the U.S.

Up to $18 million is available.

Anyone who is interested can register to receive email updates about the next round of grants.

“We will support small businesses and enterprises affected by COVID-19 across the country, especially those in under-served communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women, and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital,” program officials said.

Applications will be reviewed based on criteria that aims to identify hard-hit businesses.

The final grant recipients will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.”

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