Grant Amount: $2,000
The Office of Economic Development is leveraging nearly $2 million in federal funding to support the economic recovery of small businesses who experienced property damage. Through the Storefront Repair Fund, small businesses can apply for $2,000 grants to help repair storefront property damages that occurred on or after January 1, 2021.
Storefront Repair Fund grants will help cover costs to repair current property damage or reimburse business owners for costs paid out of pocket for past damages. Eligible property damages include broken windows, broken doors, broken locks and etching on windows. This grant will not cover loss of stolen goods or damages such as graffiti.
The deadline is on Friday, March 2, 2023.
- Have experienced direct economic disruption because of COVID-19
- Have an active City of Seattle Business License.
- Have City B&O taxes paid in full
- Be in compliance with all federal, state and city laws and regulations
- Be located in Seattle city limits
- Have two locations or fewer
- Have 50 full-time employees (FTEs) or fewer as of January 1, 2022
- Make more than $1,000 and Not exceed $7,000,000 in annual net revenue as reported in Business and Occupation (B&O) taxes to the Seattle City Finance Department in 2020 and 2021
- Have been in business at least 24 months as of October 1, 2022
- Be an independently owned, non-franchise, non-chain business
- Have experienced physical damage to storefront after January 1, 2021
- Be a for profit business
- Be currently open and active for business
- No more than two applications may be submitted per business, business owner, EIN, SSN, UBI number, Business License number, home and/or business address. Each application must be for separate incidents and different dates.
Operate from a physical location and/or mobile truck that serves the general public.
Businesses are not eligible if:
- Nonprofit entities, 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) or 501(c)(19)
- The business is a short- or long-term rental or investment property (Personal real estate (independent realtors; short-term rentals include Airbnb, Vrbo, etc.)
- The business is a taxi, rideshare, or food delivery service (e.g., Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab, Door Dash, Uber eats etc.)
- Cannabis shops, growers and dispensaries
- The business is regulated as “adult entertainment” under Seattle Municipal Code 6.270
- Businesses located in unincorporated King County