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Important notice to grant applicants!

The federal government recently changed its requirements for businesses and organizations receiving federal funds in the form of grants. It no longer uses the DUNS (Data Universal Number System) and has shifted to a new system known as the UEI (Unique Entity Identifier).

As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a UEI, which replaces the DUNS Number. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now. You may apply for grants without one, but cannot receive funds until you have an UEI. Click here to apply now.



CLOSED – Hospitality & Lodging Grants



Applications are not being accepted any longer.

This grant program will provide assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic. This program will also provide assistance to “lodging establishments” taxable by the state under chapter 82.08 RCW with 40 or more lodging units affected by the Governors’ moratorium.


Need help?

Visit our support helpline:

Call for support: (866) 220-7474
Email Help Line: wahospitality@forwardplatform.zendesk.com

Email and phone support is offered internally in English and Spanish, with more than 240 languages available via Language Line’s spoken interpretation.

The hours are as follows:

March 14th, 2023 – April 6th, 2023
8 AM – 7 PM PT Monday – Sunday
Email & Voicemails: Response provided within 8 business hours

All other dates:

8 AM – 5 PM PT Monday – Friday
Emails & Voicemails: Responses provided within 24 business hours

CLOSED – Small Business Flex Fund Loans

Small businesses and nonprofits can apply for a low-interest loan of up to $150,000 to finance expansion and growth as well as recover from the pandemic and subsequent economic slowdown.

Get updated when the program reopens…


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These grants are managed by the Washington State Department of Commerce and are meant to provide relief to organizations that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.