Small Business Grants

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The City of Bothell will accept applications for Bothell CARES Small Business Grants from Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7. 

We are providing emergency financial support through the Bothell CARES Small Business Grant for qualified small businesses negatively impacted by the mandatory closing of non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All questions should be directed to Jeanie Ashe, Economic Development Manager, jeanie.ashe@bothellwa.gov, (425) 471-8124. 

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Program Description 

  • Will provide around 30 – 40 one-time grants of up to $10,000 each 
  • Grants help offset the significant, temporary loss of revenue and help pay for expenses such as payroll, business mortgage, rent, and business utilities such as electric, natural gas, water/sewer, garbage, internet, and phone 
  • Successful applicants will be required to submit documentation of operating costs
  • Please note, this is a grant program. Funds from the Bothell CARES small business grant are not repaid
  • Grants are provided from state-shared CARES Act funding

 What Businesses are Eligible?  

 Applicants must comply with general provisions of the CARES Act. This grant is available to businesses that:  

  • Are a restaurant, bar, hair/nail salon, retail (brick and mortar only), commercial child care, small gym, or provides personal services (massage, acupuncture, or physical therapy) 
  • Have 25 employees or less, including the owner 
  • Have a physical address located in Bothell city limits 
  • Are active and licensed in the City of Bothell and Washington State 
  • Have gross revenues of less than $1 million per year 
  • Have been in operation since September 1, 2019 

 Businesses are ineligible and should not apply for this grant if they: 

  • Are currently in bankruptcy 
  • Have current unpaid code enforcement liens or violation of any state, federal, or local laws 
  • Are involved with the production, processing, promotion, distribution, or sale (wholesale or retail) of marijuana and cannabinoid products, concentrates, or extracts 
  • Have an owner, officer, partner, or principal actor of the business involved with financial mismanagement. This includes the business owner(s) and any conviction(s) for financial crimes within the last three years, with “business owner” defined as managing members or officers. 
  • Have no owner, officer, partner, or principal actor of the business who is currently employed by the City of Bothell or who is an immediate family member of a current City of Bothell employee 

How will grants be determined?  

Grants will be scored and reviewed on a first come first serve basis.

How to Apply  

Eligible businesses should complete an online application from Monday, August 3, 2020 at 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020.  Paper applications are not being accepted.  

We expect businesses will be notified by Monday, August 17, 2020.  All questions should be directed to Jeanie Ashe, Economic Development Manager, jeanie.ashe@bothellwa.gov, (425) 471-8124. If you need assistance with the online application form or internet access, please contact us.  

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