Small Business Resiliency Network - Monday Must Knows

Updated: Mar 3

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Small Business Resiliency Network Team

Washington State Department of Commerce

sbrn@commerce.wa.gov

  1. SBRN CONTRACTING AND FOLLOW UP Thank you for your patience as we work through all of the renewal contracts. We are scheduling appointments with each SBRN organization throughout the month of October.

  2. SCHOOL’S OUT WASHINGTON (SOWA) REQUESTS YOUR HELP SOWA Summer 2022 Program Fund is for youth furthest from opportunity. Grants open November 2021 with translations in: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Korean, Marshallese, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tongan, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

  3. Would your organization be willing to be listed as a resource for applicants looking for language assistance to complete their application? Requests for TA should be very low, possibly none at all.

  4. If you wish to be excluded from the list of SBRN organizations assisting this program, please send SBRN an email by Friday, Oct 15th.

  5. COMCAST RISE GRANT KING AND PIERCE COUNTIES CLOSES OCT 14 Application Period: October 1-14, 2021 The Comcast RISE Investment Fund is offering $10,000 in grant funding to small business owned by people of color. The business must have 25 employees or less (part-time or full-time) and the business must be at least three years or older. For more information and to apply, visit: Comcast RISE

  6. WORKING WASHINGTON BORDER BUSINESS RELIEF (WWBBR) CLOSES OCT 18 Application Period: October 4-18, 2021 Businesses with annual revenue of $5 million or less in 2019, and who are located in Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan Island, Skagit, Whatcom, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens or Pend Oreille counties may be eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in relief aid. For more information, visit: WWG: Border Business Relief Grant

  7. COMMERCE IS HIRING TWO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS One in North Central Washington (Okanogan, Ferry, Chelan, Douglas, Lincoln, Kittitas and Grant counties) and a second one in Northwestern Washington (San Juan, Island, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and King counties).

  8. Community Engagement Specialists:

  9. Maintain existing community connections and foster new ones

  10. Help to strengthen diverse and historically underserved communities

  11. Listen and partner with communities to help address their priority needs

  12. Navigate uncertainty and adjust to rapidly changing dynamics

  13. PLEASE SHARE WIDELY and apply here: Program Specialist 5



Small Business Resiliency Network Team

Washington State Department of Commerce

sbrn@commerce.wa.gov

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