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    Additional COVID-19 Relief Grants for Clark County Businesses 

    APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

     

    About


    Using CARES Act dollars, the County has funded an additional round of $8.1 million in grants to support Clark County businesses and nonprofits with up to 100 employees. The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is collaborating with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) to administer the new grant, which will provide additional funds of up to $30,000 for each business or nonprofit to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Funds can be used to cover expenses incurred from March 1st through November 30th, 2020.

    The application is now closed (November 1, 2020). Should there continue to be fund capacity, we will open additional grant application windows until there are no longer funds available through partners at the County. 

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    Eligibility Requirements


    • Must be located in Clark County, licensed to do business in Washington State and have been in operation for at least one year.  
    • Must be a business or nonprofit with up to 100 employees (excluding 1099 contract workers, including full-time and part-time employees). The size of the company or nonprofit will be verified with L&I records.  
    • Must have a public-facing facility/office/storefront (a “brick-and-mortar”) or another type of commercial space.  

     

    If selected for an award, the business may be able to self–attest to and be able to provide the following backup documentation to support the expenses for which the grant funding will be used:  

    • The expenses are connected to the COVID-19 emergency; 
    • The expenses are necessary to continue business operations; 
    • The expenses are not filling a short fall in government revenues (i.e. taxes, licenses, state, county, federal and/or city fees); 
    • The expenses are not funded by any other funder, whether private, local, state or federal;  
    • The business would not be requesting assistance with expenses if it had not been impacted COVID-19.  

    Additional requirements may be necessary to support your application.

     

    Disqualifiers


    The following are not eligible to apply:  

    • Charitable Trust 
    • Professional society 
    • College or University 
    • Hobby business (activity not pursued for profit) 
    • Lobbying or political organization 
    • An entity that is an illegal endeavor 
    • No physical business location in Clark County 
    • Religious organization 
    • Liquor, tobacco or cannabis business 
    • Franchise businesses 
    • Multi-level marketing businesses 
    • Pawn shops 
    • Real estate investors 
    • Adult entertainment 
    • Businesses owned by elected government officials