The Pierce County Economic Development Department has funding available for local businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. Applications are due by October 2nd for the next round of funding for these programs:


  • Commercial rent and mortgage assistance. Get three months’ rent or mortgage paid if your business has been significantly impacted restrictions related to Washington’s Safe Start reopening plan. Receive up to $8,000 a month with a total maximum grant of $24,000.
  • Forgivable loans for working capital to help you stay in business and retain employees. Loan amounts start at $5,000 for micro-businesses up to $20,000 based on number of FTE employees.
  • Offset costwith a grant to get reimbursed for up to 50% of expenses related to implementing safe start practices. Maximum grant amounts range from $8,000 up to $50,000 depending on number of FTE employees.

Free PPE is also available for businesses includes disposable masks and a no-touch infrared forehead thermometer to protect employees and customers. Business may request PPE multiple times as long as supplies last.

To find out more about these programs and to apply visit