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Funding still available for the Storefront Repair Fund 

There is still money available for small businesses and nonprofits to benefit from the Storefront Repair Fund!

We are investing nearly $2 million to help businesses and organizations recover from the economic impact caused by damage to their storefronts. Based on feedback from our external partners and small business owners to help make the program more equitable and accessible for businesses in need, applications and eligibility criteria have been updated to include more small businesses and now nonprofit organizations. In addition, we expanded covered property damage to include storefront signs, fences/gates, broken doors, locks, and broken or etching on windows.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Business must be open for at least 12 months. 
  • Date of damage incident occurred on or after March 1, 2020. 
  • Experienced direct economic disruption because of COVID-19. 
  • In compliance with all federal, state, and city laws and regulations, including a current City of Seattle Business License.  
  • Located in Seattle city limits. 
  • For-profit and independently owned businesses (franchise and chain businesses are not eligible). 
  • Nonprofit organizations, 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or 501(c)(19).  
  • Up to three (3) locations. 
  • Currently open for business.

As of September 30, the Storefront Repair Fund has funded 400 grants for a total of $800,000 distributed to businesses.

If your small business or organization has experienced property damage, apply online by visiting 

For more information, call OED at (206) 684-8090. Bilingual staff are also available to answer questions and help you complete your application.