February 2, 2024

Pierce County Small Business Grant Program

The Pierce County Small Business Strengthening & Security Matching Grant program helps small businesses located in unincorporated* Pierce County and certain cities and towns (including Fircrest) recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic become more resilient.  The grant can assist with projects that will help businesses improve the safety and security of their facilities, among other needs.   Eligible businesses should demonstrate a need for funding that will allow the business to implement safety/security improvements, improve operations and processes, or upgrade facilities and equipment.  The Pierce County Council has allocated $1M of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support this grant program.

Subject to available funds, the grant reimburses 50% of eligible costs up to $10,000 of reimbursement per applicant.  Applications will be reviewed until all funds are exhausted, and preference will be given to businesses in high-crime areas, those that have been victims of crime, those that can complete the project quickly, and those that have not previously received grant funding from Pierce County.

Applications are due by February 16, 2024, at 5:00 PM.  More information and materials can be found here.

*The term “unincorporated” refers to any areas that do not fall within the limits of a city in Pierce County.

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