Upcoming Resource Opportunities

5 events/programs/resources for small businesses and workers in King County:

  1. Renton Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday May 19 @ 1pm-5pm (flyer attached)
  2. Free 4-Week Advanced Manufacturing Career Training for South Seattle Youth (16-24 years old) @ Rainier Beach High School July 6-30, 2021
  3. King County’s 2021 Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) Accepting Enrollment Requests from Landlords (until May 16) and from Individual Tenants (starting May 17)
  4. Public Health – Seattle & King County: Updated Guide for Improving Indoor Air Quality for Businesses, Restaurants, Schools, Building Operators
  5. US Small Business Administation (SBA) Accepting Applications for [sba.gov/restaurants]Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Renton Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday May 19 @ 1pm-5pm (flyer attached)

Pre-Registration required @ https://rentoncareerfair.easyvirtualfair.com/

Featuring the following employers:

 Free 4-Week Advanced Manufacturing Training for South Seattle Youth (16-24 years old) @ Rainier Beach High School July 6-30, 2021

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is hosting this summer Manufacturing Academy for 16-24 year olds living in South Seattle. The Manufacturing Academy provides free hands-on training for careers in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, local company tours, and opportunities to participate in paid internships. Participating youth will earn $400 for completing the program ($100 weekly stipend). Space is limited! To apply or learn more, contact Derek Jones @ 206-697-3847 or djones@ajactraining.org.  

 King County’s 2021 Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) Accepting Enrollment Requests from Landlords (until May 16) and from Individual Tenants (starting May 17)

Phase One (Apr 29 – May 16): Landlords with 5 or more units behind in rent who need assistance. Information for property signup is available on the EPRAP Landlord page. Individuals and families living in properties signed up and approved for the program will be covered for rental assistance and will not have to apply independently in May.

Phase Two (Scheduled to Open May 17): Individual Tenants and Small Landlords (less than 5 units behind in rent). Individuals Tenants can register starting May 17, and If selected to receive assistance will be contacted to complete the application process. More @ https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx

Public Health – Seattle & King County: Updated Guide for Improving Indoor Air Quality for Businesses, Restaurants, Schools, Building Operators

This newly updated guide for improving indoor air quality is for operators of congregate settings, schools and childcare services, restaurants, and retail or other settings where people may gather. It includes strategies that reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities. More @ www.kingcounty.gov/covid/air

US Small Business Administation (SBA) Accepting Applications for Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

RRF funding is to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Recipients are not required to repay the funding if funds are spent on eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. Eligible applicants must first register for an account @ restaurants.sba.gov and then will be able to complete their application. SBA is now accepting applications from all eligible applicants, though for the first 21 days that RRF is open (through May 23rd), the SBA will prioritize processing applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals..

Eligible entities include: 

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars (e.g., coffee shops, ice cream shops)
  • Bakeries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries/microbreweries, wineries, distilleries, Inns (If onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)

Eligible Uses of RRF funds include:

  • Business payroll costs (including sick leave)
  • Payments on any business mortgage obligation
  • Business rent payments (note: this does not include prepayment of rent)
  • Business debt service (both principal and interest; this does not include any prepayment of principal or interest)
  • Business utility payments
  • Business maintenance expenses
  • Construction of outdoor seating
  • Business supplies (including protective equipment and cleaning materials)
  • Business food and beverage expenses (including raw materials)
  • Covered supplier costs
  • Business operating expenses

For assistance preparing the application, business owners can access the following: