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Working Washington: Round 5 Grants program is NOW OPEN

Working Washington Grants: Round 5

The Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and Convention Center Grants programs are now open. 

These two grant programs will bring $75 million in pandemic relief funds to small businesses and nonprofits across Washington.

Click here to start your application

$45 million for arts, heritage, and science.
These funds are for you!


$45 million for Washington’s creative economy
Museums. Maker spaces. Music venues. The list goes on! Washington’s creative economy is diverse, exciting, and vital to our state’s future. If your business or organization is part of the of the arts, heritage, or science sectors, this $45 million in pandemic relief funding is for you.


Demonstrating hardshipmore than the bottom line
You will have two ways to show hardship from the pandemic:• financial documents• your own wordsEveryone has a different story of how the pandemic impacted their organization. Your story matters. (You won’t be graded on spelling, style, or grammar.) 


Not sure if you qualify? Take the eligibility quiz
The application starts with eight simple yes-or-no questions. It only takes a few moments to find out if you are eligible for funding. 


Tools to help you along the way
When you are working on your application, you will be able to:
• invite collaborators to help fill out the form
• save a draft and complete when you’re ready

This grant is not first-come, first-served. The portal will be open for 24 days. All eligible applications will be considered.

Submit your application byFriday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to start your application

Everything you need to get ready
Scroll down for checklists and resources


Prepare your documents. Here’s what you’ll need:
• Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
• Required financial documentation
• Valid government-issued photo ID
• State Unified Business Identifier (UBI)
• Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), if applicable


Have your UEI ready—or register for one now. You can apply without a UEI, but you cannot receive funds until you have one. Here are helpful links:
Official sam.gov registration page
Frequently Asked Questions
Video: step-by-step walkthrough

Upcoming Webinars: register for free

Application walkthrough

Thursday, August 18, 9-10:30am

Presenting partner: OneEastside

This webinar will provide simultaneous interpretation in ASL, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.

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Application walkthrough
Wednesday, August 24, 1-2:30pm

Presenting partner: Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC)

Click here to register

Past Webinars: watch free recordings

Application walkthrough

Presenting partner: Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC)
Click here to watch the recording (Firefox recommended) 

Working Washington Grants: Round 5 information

Presenting partner: Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC)
Click here to watch the recording

Working Washington Grants: Round 5 information, including UEI walkthrough
Presenting partner: OneEastside SPARK

Click below to watch the recording in:   
中文简体 – Chinese (Mandarin)
한국어 – Korean
русский язык – Russian
Español – Spanish

Read the Frequently Asked Questions

Guidelines and FAQs Read the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions—plus a PDF of the application

—available in multiple languages.

Read Guidelines and FAQ

Register for a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

Important notice! Register for a UEI You need a UEI (Unique Entity Identifier) to receive funds from this grant. If you don’t have a UEI, apply now.

Learn more about the UEI

Working Washington Grants: Round 5

Now open!

Submit applications by September 9

Click here to start