On Monday August 17, the Mukilteo City Council authorized $150,000 of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support the recovery of Mukilteo’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This action reflects the City’s commitment to its small business community and the importance of small businesses successfully recovering. The application process will open Thursday, August 20th, and close Tuesday, September 1st.
“We hope that these grants will be a helpful support for Mukilteo businesses,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, “our businesses are the lifeline of our community and their successful recovery is a priority.”
The guidelines and application can be found at https://mukilteowa.gov/mukilteo-cares-for-businesses-program/. The application is available in multiple languages. Applicants with questions or those in need of translation assistance should email MukilteoCARES@mukilteowa.gov.
Through the Mukilteo CARES for Businesses Program, eligible small businesses will have the opportunity to apply for a small business grant to:
- Mitigate the impact of business closures and revenue reductions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
- Support business recovery
- Ensure a safe environment for owners, staff, and customers
- Protect local jobs
Eligible small businesses may be awarded a grant of up to $10,000. Small businesses can follow the simple online application process to apply for a cash grant of $2,500, $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 based on justifiable need and business resiliency. Funds are limited so it is expected that not all businesses that apply will be awarded a grant.