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Seattle Metro Chamber Opens New Round of Grants for King County Small Businesses ​

Grants will distribute $580,000 in federal funding from the CARES Act

SEATTLE – The Seattle Metro Chamber, which serves as the King County Associate Development Organization, opened a new round of grant funding Monday to ensure that $580,000 in federal funding reaches King County small businesses and 501 (c)(6) non-profit business service organizations (i.e. chambers of commerce, direct marketing organizations, tourism bureaus). 

Businesses with 20 or fewer employees can apply for awards of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 through the program, called the Federal CARES Act Small Business Emergency Grant Program.  The Chamber estimates that it will be able to make grants to 60-115 businesses/organizations within King County.

The Chamber is accepting applications through Monday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time. Full details about business eligibility and the application form are available at

Priority will be given to applications that fall within these categories: 

This funding is part of the $10 million that Washington state received for small business support from the federal CARES Act. Associate Development Organizations throughout the state  are working to distribute their respective allocations of this funding.


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the regional business advocacy organization that engages the innovation and entrepreneurship of its 2,600 members to promote inclusive economic prosperity. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing a regional workforce of approximately 750,000. For more information, visit

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