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Island Transit Maximized – Take the Survey

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | January 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Island Transit Maximized – Take the Survey

Island Transit Maximized is a new initiative that has evaluated all aspects of our current public transit system and identified where improvements can be made to create more accessible, convenient, safe, friendly, and sustainable bus services. This provides all our community members greater access to jobs, education, shopping, residential areas, medical facilities, and other opportunities…

Happy Holidays from the EDC

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | December 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Happy Holidays from the EDC

This holiday season ushers in a new year, and with it a chance for reflection, growth, new beginnings and connections.  Thank you for your commitment to our organization and your engagement in our community.  We look forward to you joining us again in 2022 as we further support and promote economic vitality on Whidbey and…

Resources and Relief for Your Small Business – Resource Partners

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | November 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Resources and Relief for Your Small Business – Resource Partners

The SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute have teamed up to provide small business owners with a series of webinars that will cover resources to help small businesses grow and thrive. Register for the next session on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Resources and Relief for Your Small Business – Resource Partners (SCORE, America’s SBDC’s) During…

Opportunity for subcontractors and suppliers – Meet Contrack Watts this Friday

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | November 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Opportunity for subcontractors and suppliers – Meet Contrack Watts this Friday

Attention contractors and suppliers in Island County Contrack Watts Inc. is looking for qualified contractors and suppliers to support construction projects on Whidbey Island and in support of its prime contractor proposal to the Waterfront Multiple Award Construction Contract managed by Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest (awarded through task order), and subcontracting opportunities…

Apply Now for the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Apply Now for the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program

The USDA is currently accepting applications for the Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program. Applications must be submitted electronically through the grant portal at https://usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov/usda by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 22, 2021. Approximately $650 million in funding is available for the PRS grants. Don’t wait until the last minute. The first step in applying is…

Working Washington Border Business Relief Program Application Portal Now Open

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | October 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Working Washington Border Business Relief Program Application Portal Now Open

The portal for the Working Washington: Border Business Relief Program is now open and accessible via www.commercegrants.com.  The Working Washington Grants: Border Business Relief Program focuses on customer-facing businesses that have experienced hardship due to the extended US-Canadian border. Businesses must have reported annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 to the Department of Revenue and…

Early Learning Facilities Grant Application Now Open

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | October 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Early Learning Facilities Grant Application Now Open

The 2021-23 Early Learning Facilities (ELF) grant application is now open. Please visit the website for the link to the ZoomGrants application and to access supporting materials. Before beginning your application, please be sure to read the Program Guidelines, Notice of Funding Opportunity, and Frequently Asked Questions documents. We also encourage you to review the 9/15 recording of the ELF informational webinar.…

Grants for Island County Businesses Impacted by Canadian Border – Info and Webinars

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | September 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Grants for Island County Businesses Impacted by Canadian Border – Info and Webinars

The Washington State Department of Commerce is about to open a program with targeted grants aimed at providing support to small businesses that generate significant revenue from Canadian visitors or businesses that require access to the US-Canadian border crossings. The border has been closed to most travelers since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

New Enhancements to SBA COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

By pgriffin@edcislandcounty.org | September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on New Enhancements to SBA COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

This week, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced major enhancements to the COVID EIDL program to better support small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Key changes include the following: Increasing the COVID EIDL Cap. The SBA will lift the COVID EIDL cap from $500,000 to $2 million. Loan funds can be used for…

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