King County Covid-19 Relief Fund Application Now Open

For Independent Live Music Venues, Science Organizations, and Arts/Culture/Science Education

NOTE: The application period is now closed. Applications will be reviewed and notification sent to all applicants by Friday, August 14.

King County is providing one-time grants as economic support to certain types of organizations in King County experiencing business interruption caused by the required closures of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Applications open immediately, with a deadline in two weeks on Monday, July 27.

This program is tailored for organizations that draw tourists in the following categories:

  • independent music venues,
  • science organizations
  • arts, culture and science organizations with education programs

Awards may be used to reimburse expenses necessary to sustain the business during the public health emergency and reopening, such as payroll, rent and mortgage payments.

Grant sizes will vary, depending on the number of applications received, the number of organizations that meet the criteria and the availability of funds.

More details about eligibility, grant usage and a link to the application are available at the King County Creative site

Through these grants, King County seeks to ease the economic burden on three types of organizations resulting from the second-order economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 required closures: science organizations; arts, culture, and science organizations that provide educational programs; and, music venues.

Providing grant funds will also help facilitate compliance with the public health safety measures by these organizations as they reopen in support the county’s economic recovery, attract tourists, and enhance the quality of life for all King County residents.

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