Pierce County COVID-19 Adaptation Grant Program

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Reimbursement of Expenses Related to COVID-19 Safety Practices


NEW: Grant Maximums Increased for Companies with More than 20 Employees


Many businesses and organizations in Pierce County will incur costs as they make changes to reopen consistent with the Governor’s Safe Start Plan. To protect the public and provide support to impacted organizations, Pierce County has created a grant program that may help offset some of these costs.
 


To be eligible for a reimbursement grant, businesses and organizations must:


  • Have a written plan for how your business or organization is operating safely under new guidelines related to COVID-19 including social distancing, workplace sanitization, employee workplace hazard education, and procedures to address employees, clients, and customers who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Provide documentation of COVID-19 related expenditures (monies already spent) based upon itemized receipts and photos of your workplace.
  • Be actively operating and physically located in Pierce County


Subject to available funds, grant funds will be provided one-time only. If you qualify, up to fifty percent (50%) of approved expenses related to COVID-19 safety practices may be reimbursed.


employer category by number of FTE employeesMaximum Grant Amount
Business with 20 or fewer FTE employees$8,000
Skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, and adult family homes with 20 or fewer FTE employees
$10,000
Business with 21 to 100 FTE employees
$25,000
Farmers' Markets (no FTE employees threshold)
$25,000
Skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, and adult family homes with 21 to 100 employees
$25,000
Business with more than 100 FTE employees
$50,000
Skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, and adult family homes with more than 100 FTE employees
$50,000


Corporate chains and corporate franchises are generally not eligible for a grant under this program. 


Grant funds may be taxable income; please consult with your financial advisor for guidance; a 1099 will be issued to a grant recipient as required by the IRS no later than February 2021.


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Contact Information

Pierce County Economic Development

950 Pacific Ave. Suite 720, Tacoma WA 98402

Email: PCAdaptGrant@piercecountywa.gov

Phone: 253-798-6150