New Grant Opportunity! Growing Greater Businesses Program
12 Jan 2023
Small Business Grants, BIPOC
20 Central Kitsap small businesses will be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000 each, which will be used to help grow their businesses.
The Growing Greater Businesses Program is a small business assistance program serving Silverdale and Central Kitsap County. The Greater Kitsap Chamber (hereafter referred to as the Chamber) will provide financial assistance through grants and other entrepreneurship opportunities for up to 20 businesses. Support will include a series of educational workshops for small businesses that have experienced a loss of business income or activity or have been economically disadvantaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grant Opportunity: The selected 20 businesses will be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000 each, which will be used to help grow their businesses. These growth opportunities will be identified upon the announcement of the grant awardees.
These businesses will be required to provide milestone updates of their growth and use towards business growth.
Eligible business growth opportunities include attending or exhibiting at industry conferences, leadership training, brand awareness, lead generation, customer acquisition, customer retention, increased customer lifetime value, and employee training.
Other Entrepreneurial Opportunities
- Complementary 6-month membership to the Greater Kitsap Chamber
- GKC membership includes access to our membership luncheons (that include educational components) that may be relevant to the business
- Access to the Greater Kitsap Chamber directory of marketing experts to help with business growth
The ideal participant of the Growing Greater Businesses project will be a founder or CEO of a business headquartered in the City of Silverdale and Central Kitsap County that:
- Has at least been in business since March 13, 2020
- Has at least one founder or owner that is Black, Latinx, Native American, woman/non-binary, disabled, a veteran, refugee, and LGBTQ+
- Has experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other economic disadvantages
- Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue