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Financial Assistance

Small Business FLEX Fund

The Small Business FLEX Fund is supported by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Small businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $150,000 and the money can be spent flexibly, including on payroll, utilities & rent, supplies, marketing & advertising, building improvements or repairs, and other business expenses.


  • Fewer than 50 employees
  • Annual revenues of less than $3 million
  • Experienced direct economic hardship due to COVID-19
  • Have been in business for one full year prior to June 30th, 2021

visit smallbusinessflexfund.org to learn more and apply.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance programs still have billions of dollars available to help small businesses impacted by the pandemic. More than 3.8 million businesses employing over than 20 million people have found financial relief through SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Borrowers can qualify for up to $2 million and applications will be accepted until December 31. Processing of applications and will continue after this date until funds are exhausted.

Visit sba.gov to learn more and apply.

Previous Financial Assistance Programs

YCDA administered over $12 million in COVID-19 financial assistance to more than 1,400 small businesses in Yakima County.

Grant Program
Businesses Assisted
Total Assistance
City of Grandview CARES Grant
City of Sunnyside CARES Grant
City of Toppenish CARES Grant
City of Union Gap CARES Grant
City of Yakima CARES Grant
City of Zillah CARES Grant
Commerce Direct Grant
Working Washington Grant
Yakima County CARES Grant Round 1
Yakima County CARES Grant Round 2
City of Yakima Non-Profit CARES Grant
City of Yakima CDBG
Yakima County CDBG

Eligible Expense Certification Form

Did you receive a grant from one or more of the following programs? If so, learn how to use the Eligible Expense Certification Form to keep documentation of how your business used the CARES Act financial assistance. Video and form are available here:

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