Grant Applications

Snohomish County!

Ventures has a limited number of grants available to support Snohomish County small businesses that were open before the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are intended to help businesses continue their economic recovery.  Snohomish County Existing Business Grants are made possible by funding provided to the Small Business Innovation Assistance (SBIA) Program by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Small business grants will help disproportionately impacted areas of Snohomish County and industries hardest hit by the pandemic. Grant funds can be used for business expenses such as: expansion costs, storefront façade improvements, commercial property rehabilitation, maintenance of equipment and facilities, COVID-19 mitigation measures, payroll costs, and lost pay and benefits for returning employees.

Grants awards will start at $5,000. All eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery for grant selection.

The grant application is a four-step process:

  1. Fill out the Snohomish County Existing Business Grant Pre-Screening Tool: This tool will help you determine whether your business is eligible for a grant based on your business industry type or location.
  2. Attend a required Small Business Grant Training. After filling out the Pre-Screening Tool, you will receive a link to register for one of six Small Business Grant Trainings offered by Ventures in February. Trainings are available virtually and in person, in Spanish and English.
  3. Receive the link to the Snohomish County Existing Business Grant application at the grant training.
  4. Complete the full grant application and provide the required documentation.

Click the link below to complete the Snohomish County Existing Business Grant Pre-Screening Tool.

Are you starting a new business or looking to grow an existing business?

Ventures has programs to support you, even if you are not eligible for the Existing Business Grant! Please register for a free, Business Basics Course on February 13.

If you have questions about the Snohomish County Existing Business Grant opportunity or the steps to apply, please email: capital@venturesnonprofit.org