The WSDA Relief and Recovery grants are available thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce. Grants are available for certain small businesses sectors. These sectors were selected for assistance to bolster the health and diversity of the Washington state economy by providing support to disproportionately impacted and previously underserved agricultural sectors.
The grant application portal opened the afternoon of Friday April 9.
WSDA will provide nearly $15 million in small business assistance grants to help agriculture businesses and organizations in sectors that have been economically hurt due to marketplace disruptions created by the necessary public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WSDA is allocating funds from the Disaster Response Account managed by the State of Washington Office of Financial Management, pursuant to Chapter 7, Laws of 2020 by providing WSDA Relief and Recovery Grants.
The WSDA Relief and Recovery Grants will provide support to small businesses and organizations in four sectors that play an important role in the economic viability of Washington agriculture and have been economically impacted due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This grant serves the public purpose of bolstering the viability of the Washington State agricultural industry, helping prevent business closures, and hence supporting the health and diversity of Washington State’s economy.
The application period opened April 9.
Application period closes April 26, 2021.
Grant awards and payments will be made by the end of May.
Important: These dates are subject to change.
More information can be found here specific to the four sectors.
Washington State Department of Agriculture