This page is intended to provide GSBA Members and Washington State's small businesses, nonprofits, and other establishments with financial, operational, and healthcare resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
GSBA is currently working to connect with all of our members to hear about how this situation has impacted their business and understand their needs.
If you know of a resource which should be added to this page or if you want to share how COVID-19 has impacted your workplace, please contact us here.
Relief for Businesses & Nonprofits
Support and direct assistance for your workplace - includes small businesses, nonprofits, performers, freelancers, gig workers, and more
PPP applications due June 30!
Emergency Loans: Small Biz Guide & Checklist (US Chamber of Commerce)
Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund - for community-based organizations in the Greater Puget Sound
WA Dept. of Financial Services | Financial resources for WA residents impacted by COVID-19
Utility Payment Deferment Programs: Seattle City Light & Seattle Public Utilities, Puget Sound Energy
Tax deferral programs: IRS federal income tax, WA Dept of Revenue, Seattle B&O tax
Financial services: many banks and credit unions have options for their clients. Their advice is to call them directly and work out the best plan for your business. Support includes: 1st Security Bank, Bank of America, BECU, First Financial Northwest Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Salal Credit Union, Umpqua Bank, US Bank, Verity Credit Union, Wells Fargo,
City- and Neighborhood-Specific Resources
Eastside Recovery Hub - Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Woodinville
Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
- Seattle -streamlined, free, temporary permits for sidewalk cafes, merchandise display, and vending
Seattle Office of Economic Development - Pandemic Resource Hub
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce - Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila
Important Info for Employers
What to do and where to turn to if you have employees impacted by COVID-19. Many city/county/state departments have delayed payments, waived fees, and offered assistance for any business/nonprofit impacted by COVID-19. Their advice is often to call directly and set up a personal plan that suits your own needs.
Business.wa.gov - one-stop shop for Washington small businesses on support around COVID-19
Resources for Employees
Access to public benefits, protections against discrimination, specific supports, and more
Info and resources from government departments and agencies broader than the specific needs of small businesses, nonprofits, and other establishments.
GSBA Event Updates
GSBA is committed to do all we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our members, staff, and program participants. As a safety precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, the GSBA office will be closed
until further notice. All GSBA staff members are currently working from home and available via email. All events are being postponed or converted to online events. Please check our calendar
for the most up to date information.
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