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Wed, Aug 17


Working Washington Grants for Artists - Round 5

Working Washington Grants for Artists - Round 5
Working Washington Grants for Artists - Round 5

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2022, 7:00 PM – Aug 31, 2022, 7:00 PM

About the Event

Working Washington Grants: Round 5 will open on August 17. It's time to get ready!

Review eligibility

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Register for a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) if you haven't already

This grant serves small businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic. The Department of Commerce manages the grant as part of the Working Washington Grants: Round 5 program. ArtsWA strongly encourages for-profit and non-profit businesses, including sole proprietors and independent artists, to apply.

What is Working Washington Grants: Round 5?

The Washington State Legislature 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, portions of the available funds are set aside for specifically targeted 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

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:

  •  are an active for-profit or non-profit business or organization
  • have a UBI or EIN number
  • are physically located in Washington State
  • can show financial hardship because of the pandemic
  • have been in operation prior to January 1, 2021
  • did not report more than $5,000,000 in income in 2019
  • had revenue of at least $10,000 in 2019 or 2020
  • generate at least 51% of your revenue in Washington State
  • have necessary business costs/expenses that are not government fees or taxes. These same costs/expenses
  • cannot be paid for by another private business or government program
  • have not permanently closed, or do not intend to permanently close in 2022
  • follow all COVID-19 health requirements  

You can only apply for one business or organization. If you have more than one, apply for your largest or most impacted business or organization.

Read the full list of ineligible businesses here.

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