OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant

OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant open until August 10th.  

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), the county’s designated Associate Development Organization (ADO), will launch the OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant program to help small businesses and non-profits offset safety and operating costs, rent, and other allowable expenses with $10 million of Spokane County-allocated CARES Act dollars. 

Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, and non-profits (with any number of employees) started applying on July 27th for a grant of up to $10,000. You must apply before August 10th at 11:59pm to be considered for this grant. These funds are to assist small businesses and non-profits with costs related to business interruption caused by related closures and compliance with COVID-19 public health emergency mandates. 

Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, Al French, stated, “During this time last year, our region was experiencing unprecedented growth in our economy and record low unemployment. Those gains were due in large part to the prosperity of small businesses. The success of our economy is directly tied to the success of small businesses in our county. While we know these grants will not replace the lost revenue caused by the pandemic, our hope is that they will act as a bridge to better days ahead.” 

“Our community is thankful to the Board of County Commissioners for investing in our region’s business and non-profit organizations,” GSI CEO Alisha Benson said. “Our region is built on thriving small businesses and non-profit organizations, both of which remain in great need of continued support as we manage through this unprecedented pandemic.” 

The OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant program is administered by GSI and Innovia Foundation and in partnership with Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC), West Plains Chamber of Commerce (WPCC), Visit Spokane, Downtown Spokane Partnership. AHANA and Spokane County United Way provided expertise to the grant process and Innovia Foundation is hosting the application site. 

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For full grant program details, eligibility conditions, documentation requirements, a dynamic Q&A, and a recording of an informational webinar, visit:


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