COVID-19, Resources for Businesses Impacted
The City of DuPont encourages the community to support our local businesses and buy local.
Many businesses and organizations in Pierce County will incur costs as they make changes to reopen consistent with the Governor’s Safe Start Plan. To protect the public and provide support to impacted organizations, Pierce County has created a grant program that may help offset some of these costs.
Pierce County Council Loan Program for Businesses with 20 or Fewer Employees
Click Here to Apply for a Pierce County COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
Stimulus money is going quickly so please apply as soon as you are able.
Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant
Governor Inslee has created a Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program using a portion of the state’s Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF). A limited number of grants (up to $10,000) are available to small businesses with up to 10 employees.
To apply please visit: http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/links/crisis/covid-19-resources/
Emergency Policies to Support Citizens & Businesses
- All utility billing late fees will be waived until the declaration of local emergency is lifted.
- There will be a moratorium on all utility shut-offs for delinquent payment
Financial Resources and Tax Relief
Employment Security Provides Benefits to Workers and Businesses
For workers and businesses, the Washington State Employment Security Department has adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine including unemployment benefits. See FAQ’s and a reference guide (PDF Download) of scenarios and benefits available.
Small Business Administration Creates Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Washington State Department of Revenue Offers Relief for Taxpayers
Washington State Department of Revenue is offering filing extensions and penalty waivers for state-level B&O taxes. Learn more
The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC)
PSE COVID-19 Response
PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time. Read more
- CDC Resources for Employers
- US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide & Checklist
- WA State Resources for Business and Employees
- Washington State Small Business Liason Team
- Department of Revenue
- Pierce County Resources
- Tacoma - Pierce County Economic Development Board
- Economic Development Board Web & Social Best Practices
- Facebook Business Resource Hub
Keep up to date with the City of DuPont COVID-19.