Business Recovery Assistance & Information

Pierce County is Open for Business.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we’re here to help businesses access the resources and information they need.

COVID-19 Business Resources

Small Business Recovery Assistance

A resource for Washington small businesses and eligible non-profits to find current and accurate information about available relief programs and services, and funding resources.


Request PPE for Businesses

Pierce County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) helps essential service organizations get resources unavailable through standard commercial ordering, like: Personal protective equipment (PPE). Cleaning supplies. Other resources needed to operate or stop the spread of COVID-19.


2021 American Rescue Plan Act


City of Sumner Business Grants 

The City of Sumner is making available a total of $320,000 of ARPA funding for business development grants, ranging from $5,000 - $100,000. The City is working to fill downtown storefronts and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and new businesses. Applications are due June 1, 2022.


Pierce County Business Accelerator
In response to the pandemic and the adverse impacts on underserved communities in Pierce County, the County Council has allocated $5M of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to launch the Pierce County Business Accelerator. The program serves entrepreneurs and business owners throughout Pierce County with a focus on underserved communities.


Resources for Employers/Employees


Washington Retail Association

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Washington State Department of Health 

Washington State

Washington State Department of Commerce 

  • SmartWA Dashboard to help small businesses reopen safely by providing real-time outlooks about public health, economic, and community conditions by county and industry.

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

U.S. Food & Drug Administration