Economic Recovery Grants Boost Local Business Resiliency

Small business grants will help mitigate potential job losses, business closures, decline in sales tax revenue, and loss of goods and services to the community caused by enduring economic impacts of the pandemic.

Thanks to the latest round of federal pandemic recovery funding, the City of Burien was able to launch two programs aimed at helping our local economy recover from the pandemic.

Small businesses continue to face widespread challenges in recovering from the pandemic. Revenue declines, increased costs, workforce shortages, supply chain challenges, lack of access to capital and inflationary pressures continue to put our vibrant small business community at risk. Small business grants will help mitigate potential job losses, business closures, decline in sales tax revenue, and loss of goods and services to the community caused by enduring economic impacts of the pandemic.

“Small businesses have shared with us that they continue to weather challenges caused by the pandemic,” said Chris Craig, City of Burien Economic Development Manager. “These grants have helped provide some economic relief for our vibrant small businesses to help them continue to recover from the pandemic’s impacts and early feedback we have received has been positive.”

Storefront Repair Grant Program

The purpose of this grant program is to mitigate financial hardship and support the economic recovery of small businesses that have experienced property damage to their storefronts. Small businesses can apply for grant funding up to $1,000 to help cover the cost of repairing broken storefront windows or door glass that occurred on or after March 31, 2021.

Applications are still being accepted at burienwa.gov/RecoveryGrants.

As of August 2023, the program has helped 81 businesses and distributed $75,409 dollars.

Small Business Economic Recovery Grant Program

The purpose of this grant program was to support small businesses as they navigate the continuing economic impacts of the pandemic. Eligible businesses were encouraged to apply for $5,000 pandemic recovery grants which did not need to be repaid.

This grant program has closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Emily Inlow-Hood
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