Grant County Small Business Grant Program

General information about the program

Grant Amount by FTE

  • Sole proprietor – $10,000
  • 1-5 FTE – $10,000
  • 6-15 FTE – $20,000
  • 16-25 FTE – $30,000

Timelines and Allocation of Funds

Application period will be open from June 21st, 2021 to June 28th, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST. Once the application period is closed, the lottery will commence.

General Eligibility

Please only proceed with the application if you meet the following eligibility critera:

  • Businesses must have begun operations by December 31, 2019.
  • Businesses headquartered & operating in Grant County.
  • Businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Have 25 or fewer FTE (full-time equivalent) employees as of December 31, 2019.
  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofits are eligible
  • Businesses that are current on federal, state, and local taxes that were due prior to application.

Additional Disqualifications

  • Passive real estate holding companies and entities holding passive investments.
  • 501(c)(6) – Non-profit entities that do not have federal 501(c)(3) status.
  • Businesses that experience a decline in revenues for reasons other than those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. seasonal or cyclical businesses cycles).
  • Businesses that are delinquent on federal, state or local taxes that were due on or before the date of application.
  • Businesses that do not comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Businesses that have closed and do not intend to reopen.

Priority Eligibility

Priority will be given to businessses who also meet any of the following criteria.

  • Businesses that identify as minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned (51% ownership or more)
  • Those businesses in the tourism, hospitality, and event sectors including (defined as restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, lodging, caterers, and event rental companies)
  • Those that had to close due to either of the Governor’s ordered Freezes (gyms/fitness, indoor rec, museums, indoor/outdoor entertainment, indoor/outdoor pools, sports courts, event venues, zoos, gardens, aquariums)
  • Rural Businesses

Please select the button below to begin the application.