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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Redmond to Launch a Small Business Resiliency Grant Program

REDMOND, WA – The City and OneRedmond are partnering on a small business grant fund, which will open for applications on Monday, Oct. 16. The program will offer relief in the form of one-time $5,000 grants to small, for-profit businesses that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and related public health measures. 

The City is dedicating more than $500,000 to this fourth round of city-distributed funding, specifically designed for the small business community. The grant is funded by American Rescue Plan Act federal dollars and a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) will be required prior to the award. 

“The City of Redmond is committed to supporting small business owners,” said Mayor Angela Birney. “These small businesses bring a vibrant and vital energy to our local economy, and it is important that we nurture their success today, tomorrow, and well into the future.”

Echoing Mayor Birney, Kristina Hudson, Chief Executive Officer for OneRedmond, said, “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and they have been vulnerable to the lingering effects of the pandemic. OneRedmond is proud to partner again with the City of Redmond on this grant program to help support small businesses who are critical to our community’s economic vitality.”

Eligible businesses must be located within the City of Redmond zip code of 98052 and have 10 or fewer employees. Grants will be awarded through a lottery system performed by an external organization. 

Register for an Oct. 17 webinar to review the application and receive instructions on how to get a UEI number. Application assistance is available in multiple languages. In-person sessions for assistance will be held at the Redmond Library (15990 NE 85th Street):

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

For more information, visit OneRedmond.org/Grants or contact OneRedmond’s Director of Business Expansion, Justine Mulholland, at SmallBusinessGrant@OneRedmond.org or 425-885-4014, ext. 4.


MEDIA CONTACT:

Christina Wilner, Communications and Marketing Project Administrator 
cwilner@redmond.gov, 425-556-2457

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