Sammamish City Council Approves Small Business Recovery Grants

Release Date: September 28, 2020

 On September 1, 2020, the Sammamish City Council approved the distribution of $10,000 each to 42 eligible small businesses who have been impacted adversely by COVID-19.

The $420,000 grant fund is comprised of $98,370 from King County CARES Act Funds and $321,630 from the City of Sammamish’s general fund. 

The Small Business Recovery Grants are meant to support local businesses as they begin to re-open and expand operations.  Minimum eligibility criteria included: 

  • A maximum of 15 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Located within Sammamish
  • An active Sammamish Business License
  • Been in operation since June 1, 2019
  • Experienced impacts from COVID-19
  • Businesses cannot be owned or partially owned by a current City of Sammamish employee or Councilmember or an immediate family member of a current City of Sammamish employee or Councilmember. 

The City Council also discussed a second round of small business grant funding for later this year. A Council Committee is currently working on details for this second small business grant cycle.

More details on the small business grant recipients can be found here.