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Paycheck Protection Program and other Assistance Programs at Small Business Administration


  • Employment Security Department (ESD) Shared Work Program is a voluntary business sustainability program that provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours.

  • Employment Security Department (ESD) for Worker and Employer Q&A: The Q&A below provides answers to many of the frequently asked questions we are receiving about qualifying for unemployment benefits. And, this easy-to-read comparison guide lists some of the most common COVID-19 scenarios that may occur and the benefits that may apply. This Q&A is updated frequently. Check back for the latest information.


  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance: Small businesses in many Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Control Disease Center (CDC) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers: This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.


  • WA State Department of Commerce: The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development: planning, infrastructure, energy, public facilities, housing, public safety and crime victims, international trade, business services and more. We work with local governments, tribes, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.


  • Tri-City Regional Chamber Of Commerce: Stay up-to-date with Regional Chamber member news and offers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Local resources for Special Services Offers, Takeout/Curbside Restaurants List, Small Business Resources, and Health/Safety Information.

  • Construction Guidance: In general, commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation because construction is not considered to be an essential activity. However, an exception to the order allows for construction in the following limited circumstances: Construction Guidance Memo

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