Sedro-Woolley, EDASC award $50,000 in COVID-19 relief grant funds to small businesses

Friday, July 31, 2020

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SEDRO-WOOLLEY – The City of Sedro-Woolley and EDASC on Friday awarded a total of $50,000 in COVID-19 relief grants to local small businesses.

Ten small businesses received $5,000 each to help pay for consulting, marketing, and training, as well as for operational expenses like rent, supplies, utilities and more.

Funding for the grant was provided by Sedro-Woolley through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, better known as the CARES Act, with EDASC administering the grant application process.

“As a city we care about our businesses and community, which is why we chose to share this funding provided by the CARES Act,” said Sedro-Woolley Mayor Julia Johnson. “We want our businesses to be successful. The services they offer are important. Helping them succeed will create a strong economic environment for our community while sustaining their livelihood.  As we move forward, the city is committed to continued support for our community as we are able.”

Businesses eligible to apply were those located within city limits with 10 or fewer employees. Nonprofits and home-based businesses were ineligible.

Below is a list of the grant recipients.

  • Bonnie Jo’s Café
  • Seattle Gold Café LLC, dba Sedro 10 & Deli Shez Cafe
  • Sedro-Woolley Flowers
  • Ferry St. Antique Mall
  • Lavish Nails & Spa
  • Mestizo Mexican Restaurant
  • 3rd Street Station Café
  • Country Chique Salon
  • Lewis Knife & Tool Services
  • Little Thailand Restaurant

This was the fifth grant program administered by EDASC to support Skagit County businesses impacted by COVID-19. Other grant programs include those for the state, Mount Vernon, Lyman and Skagit County. EDASC and the Town of Concrete will also soon launch another grant program.

“EDASC is working hard to assist our local and state governments to administer these much-needed grant funds,” said EDASC CEO John Sternlicht. “We appreciate that Sedro-Woolley and Mayor Julia Johnson decided quickly to set aside this CARES Act funding to support these businesses hit hard by our current economic and health crisis.”

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