Sponsoring Agency: Washington State Department of Agriculture
Type of Fund: Grant
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/26/2021
Size of the Fund: Less than USD $50,000
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Relief and Recovery Grant will provide support to shellfish growers. Washington’s shellfish producers were significantly impacted when COVID-19 safety protocols mandated the closure of restaurants.
This grant serves the public purpose of bolstering the viability of the Washington State agricultural industry, helping prevent business closures, and hence supporting the health and diversity of Washington State’s economy.
WSDA is allocating funds from the Disaster Response Account managed by the State of Washington Office of Financial Management, pursuant to Chapter 7, Laws of 2020 by providing WSDA Relief and Recovery Grants.
Grant Amount: Grants are for $15,000.
The business must:
• Be licensed to do business in Washington (identified by UBI or appropriate tribally-recognized business identifier).
• Have been in operation prior to April 1, 2020.
• Attest that your business’ gross annual revenue in calendar year 2019 is less than $5 million and your business incurred expenses greater than $15,000. *Businesses that began operations in 2020 must attest to incurred business expenses greater than $15,000 and actual or projected revenues of no more than $5 million in 2020.
• Hold a valid Commercial Shellfish License and Harvest Site Certificate from the Washington State Department of Health.
• Attest to decreased revenue and/or additional costs incurred in 2020 (i.e. negative financial impact) resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
• Businesses with multiple locations can only apply for one grant.
Application Information to have ready
• Upload a copy of your Harvest Site Certificate (1st page only)
• Washington State Department of Health Commercial Shellfish license number
• Unified Business Identifier (UBI #)
• Tax Identification or Employer Identification Number (TIN/EIN)
More information at: https://insight.livestories.com/s/v2/wsda-relief-and-recovery-grant-for-shellfish-growers-forward/163d5ddc-0192-46b9-96bc-93c42e0c7b8b