Resources for Businesses Impacted

Recent Updates

4/29/21: King County has updated guidance on improving indoor air ventilation. The full indoor air ventilation guide PDF and indoor air ventilation fact sheet PDF are also available for download.

4/8/21: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) that provides economic aid to hard-hit small businesses, nonprofits, and venues is anticipated to open an application for assistance on April 8, 2021.  Sign up with SVOG to stay informed about the grant opening date and other details.

3/29/21:  Gov. Jay Inslee and the state legislature have approved a new round of small business grants. The $240 million in grants will focus on small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The application portal will open March 29 and remain open for 12 days.

3/11/21: Governor Inslee announced the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced that a new third phase of the Roadmap has been added, and effective Monday, March 22, the entire state will enter Phase 3.

1/5/21:  Governor Inslee released updates to Open Air and Outdoor Seating Requirements, a part of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan. This information is important to businesses providing outdoor dining and other outdoor seating as a part of business operations.  Additional information at COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers.

12/2/20:  Gov. Jay Inslee announced an additional $70 million for business grants. $50 million of this is for Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business grants. The remainder supported qualified businesses that applied in earlier rounds of our resiliency grant program. Priority was given to applications received by Dec. 10, 2020. 

11/17/20:  The City allocated an additional $100,000 of CARES Act and King County funding for a new Winterization Reimbursement Grant Program. This program supported the outdoor operations and winterization efforts of City of Redmond businesses and non-profit organizations. Applications were due by December 1, 2020.

11/17/20:  City of Redmond Winterization Guidelines & Grant Update Webinar took place on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 10:00  a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Webinar hosted by OneRedmond.

9/28/20: Washington State Department of Commerce announces expansion of the Small Business Resiliency Assistance program with 20 partners organizations to provide culturally and linguistically relevant help for small businesses dealing with COVID-19.

9/1/20:  The City of Redmond partnered with OneRedmond to create a $225,000 Redmond Small Business Resiliency Grant Phase II Program that prioritizes “home-based” small businesses and non-profits negatively impacted by COVID-19. Applications were due by November 23, 2020.

7/22/20: King County launches online portal allowing commercial property taxpayers to report drops in value caused by COVID-19 pandemic.


Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

  • Apply - Please complete the permit packet and send it (including all checklist items) to Ben Sticka.
  • Questions - If you have any questions, please email Ben Sticka.
  • Fee Payment - No payment by the applicant is required at issuance. The fees will be paid through small business support grants.

Personalized, One-On-One Small Business Support

  • Complete loan packaging
  • Building out operational policies
  • Business planning
  • Legal questions
  • Available financial support
  • Leasing guidance
  • Marketing help

The City of Redmond is funding services in partnership with other organizations through the Eastside Recovery Hub and (re)StartUp425. For support, reach out to them directly and they will get back to you within one business day.

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What’s Open Eastside

What’s Open Eastside is a free application designed for local businesses to publicize what services they offer, advertise promotions, provide updates on operation status and share details on how services can be accessed.

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  1. Financial Resources and Tax Relief
  2. Supporting Redmond Businesses
  3. Additional Resources

Employment Security Provides Benefits to Workers and Businesses 

For workers and businesses, the Washington State Employment Security Department has adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine including unemployment benefits. See FAQ’s and a reference guide of scenarios and benefits available.

Small Business Administration Creates Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans on their website.

Washington State Department of Revenue Offers Relief for Taxpayers 

Washington State Department of Revenue is offering filing extensions and penalty waivers for state-level B&O taxes.
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OneEastside’s Financial Resources Webinar Series

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King County Library System Financial Resources
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