Mukilteo City Council approves $150,000 for small business COVID-19 relief

By Alec Dietz | Lynnwood Times Staff

From now to Sept. 1, small businesses in Mukilteo can apply for grants between $2,500 and $10,000 through the Mukilteo CARES for Businesses Program.

Businesses will need a Mukilteo location (in 98275), 20 or fewer employees, and a “demonstrated impact from the pandemic.” According to a post on FaceBook from the City of Mukilteo – Community and Government page, awards will be made about a week after the Sept. 1 deadline, around Sept. 9.

The grants’ purpose will be to help mitigate the impact of business closures and revenue reductions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and support small business recovery. To be eligible for the grant, those expenditures must have been incurred only between March 1, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2020 to be eligible.

According to the FaceBook post, “Funds are limited so it is expected that not all businesses that apply will be awarded a grant.”

The guidelines and application can be found at

Alec Dietz

Alec joined the Lynnwood Times in August of 2020, with several years of journalism experience and a degree from the University of Washington in fall of 2019. With an emphasis on sports reporting, Alec has sought to get at the heart of stories and tell human stories that need to be told. Before the Lynnwood Times, Alec covered minor league baseball and the NWSL for the Tacoma News Tribune and UW football and basketball for UW's student paper, The Daily. At the Lynnwood Times, Alec will look to bring the community together, and highlight people and community leaders who deserve the spotlight.

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