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Posted on: March 30, 2022

COVID-19 Small Business Rent Relief Grant Program

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The City of Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce have partnered to make a COVID-19 Small Business Rent Relief Grant program available for small businesses within the City limits that are currently in arrears on their rent payment by at least two months.  The Sequim City Council has approved an initial $100,000 in funds out of City reserves to support the program.

Eligibility Requirements

This grant program is intended to help small bricks and mortar businesses who are behind in their rent due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses must have less than 50 employees, be physically located within the Sequim City limits, have been in operation at least six months prior to the application and have a business plan, must be current with all City and State licensing and regulatory requirements, and must be in arrears in rent payments for at least two months.  Businesses may only receive assistance under this program once.

Franchises, national chains, and any business owned or partially owned by an individual or immediate family member, manager, or director of the Chamber Executive Committee or a Sequim City Councilor or employee are not eligible for this grant.

Applications for this grant will be accepted until the funding pool is exhausted.

For the grant application and complete eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.sequimchamber.com/.  Please contact director@sequimchamber.com with questions or for assistance applying for the grant.


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