Apply Now for Small Business Innovation Grants (Washington)

The Multi-Ethnic Business Association (AHANA in Spokane) and Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) will be awarding Small Business Technical Assistance (TA) grants to for-profit businesses.

Donor Name: Yakima County Development Association (YCDA)

State: Washington

County: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 05/15/2023

Size of the Grant: $5,000 to $15,000


Funding and assistance are made available as a result of a Small Business Innovation Fund Grant from the Washington State Dept. of Commerce.

Small businesses physically located in Spokane, Yakima, Whitman, and Stevens counties are eligible to apply. The award of grant funds is not guaranteed, and applicants must meet certain criteria to qualify. Grants are intended for businesses at least 51% owned by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) or other socially and/or economically disadvantaged small business enterprise. Women, Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Middle Eastern, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, or Native Hawaiian are generally presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged.

Award Amounts

There is $1,450,000 in funds for this program. Grants may be awarded in amounts of $5,000 to $15,000.

Use of Funds

Grant funds may be used for accounting support, marketing support, creating new jobs and retaining jobs that are subject to loss, and workplace improvements or repairs.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible small businesses must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:

  • For-profit business
  • 50 or fewer employees
  • Majority owned by a BIPOC or economically socially disadvantaged person
  • Physically located in Spokane, Stevens, Whitman, Yakima counties.
  • Have been in operation for at least one year (since February 1, 2022)
  • Provide all documents required in the application

For more information, visit Small Business Innovation Grants.