The Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund
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“Round Two of the Relief Fund application is now open and closes Sunday, August 9 at 6 PM Pacific Time. “

Please note: Information submitted by you will be used for determining business eligibility, processing grants if awarded, and reporting back to funders, and will not be sold, shared or used for other purposes.

Before visiting the Application Form please visit the FAQ page to ensure you have the correct information available for your application, for questions and answers regarding criteria, important dates, lottery information and how to contact us.

This FAQ is also available in PDF here .

01. Strategic

The Kirkland Small Business Relief fund goal continues to be a provision of immediate relief to Kirkland’s hardest-hit small businesses & small nonprofits in the form of unrestricted grants to be used for business expenses incurred during the COVID-19 crisis, such as rent, utilities, employee salaries, and other operating expenses.

02. Professional

The second round of the Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund will open soon. All qualified applicants will be entered into a lottery to receive a grant. All monies will be distributed equally amongst the lottery winners.

03. Fiscal

The Kirkland Chamber Foundation will act as fiscal agent for the Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund. It will manage all contributions. A committee of vetted community leaders will monitor the unbiased process regarding the lottery and dispersal of the grant.

At the end of March 2020, Google, The City of Kirkland, and the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce/Kirkland Chamber Foundation, announced the creation of a Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund (Tranche 1).

This initial seed funding of $250,000 from Google.org benefited 250 qualifying small businesses in Kirkland. Over the past couple of months we have received donations for Tranche 2 in the amount of $200,000. The Application Process will open on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9 AM.


The Eligibility Criteria

The Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund aims to provide immediate financial assistance to Kirkland’s hardest hit small businesses and small nonprofits, in the form of unrestricted grants to support rent, employee salaries, and operating costs.

This fund is open to all Kirkland small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 25 employees.

Applicants businesses should have a current Kirkland business license. Businesses who apply, must show they have experienced a reduction in revenue from July 2019 to July 2020, as reported to the State of Washington Department of Revenue.

After you have filed your application and it has been reviewed, your business will enter a lottery. Two hundred (200) Kirkland businesses will benefit from this fund.

For more information please click on the FAQ button below. There will be explanations of what you need to have ready, before you fill in the application form.

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Visit our FAQ page if you have any questions about the Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund.


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The application process opens at 9 AM on Monday, August 3, 2020 Pacific Time. And will close at 6 PM on Sunday, August 9, 2020, Pacific Time.

We will be distributing donations during the week of August 18, 2020. Business owners who have applied for a grant will be entered into a lottery.

We recommend that all interested parties  return to our home page frequently, where we will post upcoming grants being made available for the small business community in the Eastside area.


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