PORT ORCHARD CARES

Small Business Rental Relief Grant Program

Application Period Now Closed
Review & funding underway!
Application Portal Reopens Sept. 17 @ 8am!

The City of Port Orchard is reopening the application portal for the CARES Small Business Rental Relief Grant Program. The portal will open on Thursday, September 17th at 8am and close Friday September 25th at 3pm.

ADDITIONAL  FUNDS ADDED!

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

 

The City of Port Orchard has committed up to $100,000 for small business assistance using Federal CARES funding. These funds must be fully distributed by October 31, 2020. The intent of this grant is to reimburse business related commercial rent or lease. Click here to read City of Port Orchard news release.

Successful applicants may receive up to $5,000 based upon eligible COVID-19 impacts.

 You can also download a grant overview here.

 

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ABOUT

Port Orchard CARES Small Business Rental Relief

The City of Port Orchard has made $100,000 of Federal CARES funds available to assist small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.  Successful business applicants may receive up to $5,000 based upon eligible COVID-19 impacts.

Grant funds are to be used for payment and/or reimbursement of business leasehold rents. Up to 6 months of rent from April through September 2020 up to $5,000

Required documentation

  • Application (via online portal)

  • Completed IRS W9 Form

  • Copy of active City of Port Orchard Business License

  • Evidence of Lease

  • Declaration from landlord

  • Documentation related to real estate holding company may be required

Application period: Portal reopens Thursday, September 17th at 8am and closes Friday, September 25th at 3pm.

 

All applications will be reviewed for eligibility as described below. 

 

ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES

You must meet the following criteria

  • Be active and licensed in the City of Orchard

  • Been in business since September 17, 2019

  • Have a physical location in the City of Port Orchard on or before March 1, 2020

  • Have no more than 15 full-time equivalent employees.  Full-time is defined working 40 hours per week.

  • Engage in a type of business eligible to receive funding by the US Small Business Administration: (https://www.sba.gov/partners/lenders/7a-loan-program/terms-conditions-eligibility#section-header-15 )

  • Ability to demonstrate loss of revenue due to COVID-19 (Priority given to businesses that were required to close due to the Governor’s order)

    • Declaration must show at least $5,000 impact

      • Compare Q2 gross revenue per quarter in 2019 and 2020

  • Your business has reopened prior to the date of the application

If you answer yes to all of the above your business may qualify​

 

INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

The intent of this grant is to reimburse business related rent or lease expenses, from April 1, 2020 to September 2020.

Businesses MAY NOT use the funding for the following activities:

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

  • Wages, bonuses or draws by you as the owner.  (These expenses were eligible under the PPP loans)

  • Operating expenses other than rent

  • Businesses that received previous funding under the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program or other local grants

  • Not eligible for months that landlord provided rent relief

  • Mortgage payments on owner occupied buildings

  • Landlord must not have any ownership in business

  • No homebased businesses

 

BE READY TO APPLY

Have this information and required documentation (pdf files for uploading) on hand when the portal opens.

APPLICATION PORTAL ACTIVATES AT  8 AM ON THURSDAY,  SEPT. 17 - CLOSES AT 3 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPT 25TH AT 3PM.

WA STATE UBI

 

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

 

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD BUSINESS LICENCE - Scanned & uploaded

 

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​

​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

DATE BUSINESS OPENED​

Eligible businesses will have been in business since September 17, 2019 with a physical location in Port Orchard  before March 1 2020.

GROSS REVENUE

Eligible businesses will have gross revenues NOT to exceed $1.5 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 15 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 April 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020.

  • 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.)

 

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

  1. Completed & signed  IRS W9 form

  2. Copy of City of Port Orchard Business License

  3. Commercial lease/rent agreement

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

 

APPLICATION PORTAL

APPLICATION PORTAL OPENS SEPTEMBER 17 AT 8 AM

Applications will be accepted online . City of Port Orchard portal opens at 8:00 am on Thursday, September 17th and closes at noon on Friday, September 25th at 3:00 pm.

 

CONTACT KITSAP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE

 

360-377-9499

2021 NW Myhre Rd Suite 100

Silverdale, WA 98383

www.kitsapeda.org

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