Webinar offered to help commerce border relief program applicants

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A webinar to guide prospective applicants for the latest aid to small businesses will take place in the near-future. The commerce border relief program will offer grants to customer-facing businesses that generate revenue from Canadian visitors, or businesses that require access to the US-Canadian border crossings.

Both nonprofit and for-profit businesses located in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Clallam, Jefferson, Okanogan, Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties will qualify.

The presenters will be WWU senior certified business advisor Eric Grimstead and Steve Burke, Washington SBDC certified business advisor. Representatives from the Washington Department of Commerce will also be on the panel. Questions will be addressed as time allows. 

Grants are up to $50,000 but will take into account whether or not a business has previously received a Working Washington grant.

The application portal is anticipated to be open from October 4 –18. Information on eligibility and detailed FAQs can be found at bit.ly/2Ya9kcP.

The webinar is available at no cost but registration is required. A Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to those who register prior to the event.

Monday, October 4, 2 –3 p.m.  To register, go to bit.ly/3zJSsX2.

Registration questions may be sent to training@wsbdc.org

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