Application portal opened today

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The Washington State Department of Commerce announce a new grant opportunity for businesses in the hospitality and lodging industry that suffered business losses due to the pandemic. The application portal opens today, March 14!

Eligible businesses include:

  • Restaurants, food stands, trucks and carts
  • Caterers, bars, saloons, lounges and taverns
  • Snack and non-alcoholic beverage bars
  • Licensed alcohol producers where the public may taste, sample or purchase products
  • Hotels and motels (except casinos), and inns and bed and breakfast establishments that have at least 5 private lodging rooms or onsite sales of food and beverage that account for at least 25% of gross receipts or sales.
  • Bakeries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries, microbreweries, wineries and distilleries are also eligible to apply if onsite sales to the public comprise at least 25% of gross receipts or sales.
  • Bowling alleys and convention and visitors bureaus will also be considered for a grant, depending on the availability of funds.

Learn more and apply at