KITSAP COUNTY CARES

Small Business Rental Relief Grant Program

Application Period Now Closed
Reviews underway!
Phase 4 - Broader Eligibility Criteria!
Now up to $10,000

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance  is partnering with Kitsap County to administer a small business rental relief grant program made possible by Federal CARES funding.

 

The County has committed up to $880,000 for small business assistance using Federal CARES funding.

These funds must be fully distributed by November 30, 2020. The intent of this grant is to reimburse business related commercial rent or lease expenses and/or expenses related to PPE business retrofits and supplies paid between March 1, 2020 and date of grant application.

Successful applicants may receive up to $10,000 based upon eligible COVID-19 impacts.

Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Businesses who were previously funded at a lower amount may be eligible for increased funding.

Reapplication is required.

 
 
 

ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES

You must meet the following criteria

Be active and licensed in the state of Washington, with a physical business address in Kitsap County.

  • 501(c)3 nonprofits are eligible

  • Sole proprietors eligible

  • Grant limitations: one per owner/business entity or franchise holder (not per location)

  • Have experienced a documented loss of income due to COVID-19 and/or the Governor’s related orders.

    • Declaration must show at least $5,000 impact - amount of award is dependent on impact (up to $10,000)

      • Compare gross revenue per quarters in 2019 and 2020

  • Have no more than 50 employees FTE (not including owner) as of January 15, 2020

  • FTE defined as 32-40 hours or FT salaried

  • Have a WA business license and a physical location in Kitsap County on/or before March 1, 2019

  • Have gross revenues not to exceed $5 million per year

  • Have NOT received previous business CARES grant (from any Kitsap County CARES program) and/or Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant

  • Receipt of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  and EIDL/EIDG funds does not disqualify applicants, however applicants can NOT seek rent or PPE  reimbursement under this program AND the PPP/EIDL program for the same time period.   

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

The intent of this grant is to reimburse business related commercial rent or lease expenses AND expenses related to PPE business retrofits and supplies paid between March 1, 2020 and date of grant application.

Businesses MAY NOT use the funding for the following activities:

  • Any expense that would not be considered an eligible business expense by IRS rules.

  • Political contributions.

  • Bonuses to owners or employees.

  • Charitable contributions

  • Gifts or parties

  • Draw or salary to owner that exceeded the amount that they were paid on a weekly or monthly basis for the same period in 2019.

  • Pay down or pay off debt by more than required in underlying debt instrument.

 

BE READY TO APPLY

Have this information and required documentation (pdf files for uploading) on hand when the portal opens. Grants will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to Kitsap business applicants who meet all criteria.

Application Portal opens at 8am September 21st and closes at noon on September 30th.

WA STATE UBI

 

W9 IRS FORM - Completed and Uploaded -  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

 

BUSINESS STRUCTURE

Sole Proprietorship

General Partnership

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Cooperative

Close corporation

Corporation

- C Corp

- S Corp

- B Corp

Limited Partnership (LP)

Limited Liability Partnership​

Nonprofit 501(c)3

​General Partnership

Limited Partnership (LP)

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

 

WA DEPT OF REVENUE 4-DIGIT LOCATION CODE​ - https://webgis.dor.wa.gov/taxratelookup/SalesTax.aspx

(NONPROFITS will be reviewed based upon physical address of its main office rather than DOR tax rate.)

DATE BUSINESS OPENED​

Have been in business as of March 1, 2019

GROSS REVENUE

Eligible businesses will have gross revenues NOT to exceed $5 million per year.

 

DETERMINING ELIGIBLE COVID-19 IMPACTS:

The following report/comparison of gross revenue will be used to determine your COVID related impacts:

  •  2019 Q2 GROSS REVENUE $______________

  •  2020 Q2 GROSS REVENUE $_______________

NUMBER OR EMPLOYEES (FTE)

Eligible businesses will have no more than employees (FTE) not including owner as of January 15, 2020 or date of application.

Calculations: Full Time Equivalent = FTE. Final numbers to be rounded up.

  • Full-Time Employees (Not Volunteers) = Employees working 30-40 hours per week = 1 FTE

  • Part-Time Employees (Not Volunteers) = Employees working less than 30 hours per week, add their hours together and divide by 40. Example: 3 Employees working the following 11+29+20 hours = 60 Hours/40 hours = 1.5 FTE.

 

RENT OR LEASE DOCUMENTATION  -
You MUST provide documentation noting your commercial lease/rent agreement. Applicable rent dates are March 1, 2020 to date of application.

  • commercial lease/rent agreement

  • monthly invoices equal to your COVID Impact up to $5000 (a memo from landlord stating dates and amounts can be accepted in lieu of invoice.)

 

DOCUMENTATION OF PPE EXPENSES

  • Receipts clearly defining PPE purchases and COVID related retrofits (plexiglass, hand sanitizer, masks, etc)

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT UPLOADED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND INELIGIBLE. Be prepared with pdf files of the following:

  1. Completed IRS W9 form

  2. Commercial lease/rent agreement

  3. Monthly invoices or memo from landlord stating dates & amounts

  4. PPE receipts (if applicable)

CONTACT KITSAP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE

 

360-377-9499

2021 NW Myhre Rd Suite 100

Silverdale, WA 98383

www.kitsapeda.org

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