Microenterprise & Small Business Emergency Grant

Grants available to Kennewick’s small businesses.

Up to 23 grants of $5,000 to $10,000 each are available to eligible microenterprises and small businesses operating in the City of Kennewick. Grants are funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as allocated to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program.

The application period for this grant closed on April 5th, 2021.

  • For-profit business consisting of 5 or fewer employees, including the owner who is low-moderate income.
  • Or, small businesses with 20 or fewer employees.
  • Microenterprise owner(s) with low-moderate household income (LMI), not to exceed 80% of median household income for Benton County.
  • Small business owners must create or retain a 40 hour per week, full time employee position held by a low-moderate income person(s).
  • City of Kennewick business license for a commercial location, food-based vehicles and home based businesses operating within the city limits.
  • Have experienced a decrease in revenue as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • In business prior to 03/01/2019.
  • Valid Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number, business bank account to receive ACH funds, and business tax return and financial documentation