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Seattle Mayor Launches Support Package for Small Businesses

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced a relief package for small businesses, which includes:

  • expansion of the Small Business Stabilization Fund,
  • assistance for federal Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications,
  • deferral of B&O taxes,
  • utility relief for residential and commercial customers, and
  • a small business recovery task force.

Read the details here.

Seattle City Resources for Business Relief

Applications for Small Business Administration (SBA) emergency loans now available.

President Trump has signed an $8.3 billion emergency spending bill related to COVID-19. The legislation includes funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide low-interest federal disaster loans for small businesses dealing with economic loss due to coronavirus. The loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) offers assistance to small businesses to apply for the SBA loans.

For details about the loans, click here.

For technical assistance with SBA loan applications, email OED at OED@seattle.gov

To access a business resiliency toolkit, click here.

Expanded Parking for Food Take-Out

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is converting some on-street parking spaces near restaurants to temporary loading zones to support take-out food orders. For details, including how to request a temporary loading zone near your business, click here.