About The Grant
Grant Applications are now closed. Eligible submissions will be entered into a lottery system. Grant awardees should be notified by December 1, 2023.
The City of Redmond has partnered with OneRedmond to create a $500,000 grant fund to help support small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Nonprofits are not eligible for this grant.
This program will provide a $5,000 grant to 100 small businesses with physical locations in the City of Redmond and no more than 10 employees. These resiliency grants will be awarded though a lottery system performed by an external organization.
This grant is funded by federal dollars and a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) will be required prior to the award. A webinar was held on October 17, 2023 to review the application as well as give instructions on how to get your UEI number if you don’t already have one. To view the webinar, please see the following links: Redmond Small Business Grant Overview & Application Walk-Through Video and Getting a Unique Entity ID (UEI) Video.
- October 16, 2023 – November 13, 2023: Application portal will be open. The application period will remain open until 11:59 pm PST on November 13, 2023.
- Mid – Late November: Review of applications
- On or before December 1, 2023: Notify grantees and disburse funding
The Grant Application may be completed and submitted online at any time during the application period. The portal will open on Monday, October 16, and close Monday, November 13, at 11:59 PM PST. Please take your time when completing the application. Drafts of the application are automatically saved and the application does not need to be completed in one sitting. Successful awardees will be notified via email from firstname.lastname@example.org by the first of December.
Small Business Resiliency Grant Details
Grant Application Window and Process
Applications open October 16, 2023 and are due November 13, 2023 at 11:59pm.
To expedite the process, submittal via the online application is preferred.
However, if you do not have the ability to fill out the application and submit online, please email email@example.com or call OneRedmond at 425.885.4014 x4 to pick up or be mailed a hard copy application.
If you require translation services for the application, please contact OneRedmond by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 425.885.4014 x4.
Additional Language Assistance:
The following organizations are available to assist with this application in their respective communities.
Centro Cultural Mexicano
Indian American Community Services
Muslim Association of Puget Sound
Russian Community – Larissa Chuprina, Linguistic Diversity Consultant
Redmond Small Business Grant Help Sessions at the Redmond Library:
- Tuesday, Oct 24, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
- Friday, Nov 3, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Saturday, Nov 4, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
- Tuesday, Nov 7, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Eligibility to Apply:
To be eligible, businesses:
- Applicant is an active/current small business in the City of Redmond with the zip code 98052 and does not intend to close by the end of 2023.
- Business was established/founded prior to March 3, 2021 and has had an active status during the ARPA impact period and plans to remain open through December 31, 2024.
- Business maintains an active Washington State and City of Redmond business license, including a nine-digit Unique Business Identifier (UBI) number, and is not in violation of any codes or regulations.
- Business has ten (10) or fewer full-time employees (FTE) or equivalent.
(For example, 2 part time employees working a total of 40 hours a week would count as 1 full time employee).
- Business made at least $12,000 in gross revenues from the sale of goods and services in 2019, 2020, or 2021.
- Business made less than $4 million in annual gross revenues from the sale of goods and services in 2019, or in 2020 for a business that opened in 2020 or 2021.
- Business generates at least 51% of its revenue in Washington state (i.e., be an “in state” business).
- Business is a for-profit, independently owned and operated (not part of a chain).
- Business has been negatively impacted by the pandemic due to decreased revenue or gross receipts, increased costs, financial hardship, challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage.
- Business is not seeking a grant as a contractor of a shared-ride company (like Uber/Lyft), third-party delivery driver (like Amazon or DoorDash) or host/operator of a vacation or short-term rental unit (like Airbnb or VRBO).
Grant Awardee Notification & Disbursement Process:
- Applicants will be notified of grant decisions via e-mail for all online applications and via letter for hard copy submittals in December 2023.
- If awarded, grant recipients will need to submit a W-9.
- Grants will be distributed by automatic payment (ACH) or check payment by December 21, 2023.
- Grant funds may be taxable. Please consult your financial advisor for guidance. A 1099 will be issued, as required by the IRS no later than January 2024.
The application window is now closed.