Business Resources

Available Grant Amounts:

  • Up to $15,000 – Businesses with less than 20 employees

  • Up to $50,000 – Businesses with 20-99 employees

  • Up to $100,000 – Businesses with 100+ employees

Grant Application Periods:

  • Round 1: July 16-31 (CLOSED)

  • Round 2: August 14-28

  • Round 3: September 11-25

Approval Process:

  • Grantees will be selected from a pool of eligible businesses using a random lottery system.

  • Eligible businesses that were not selected will automatically move to the next round for possible selection.

  • Grantees will receive notification upon selection.

  • Prior to funds being delivered, grantees must sign an agreement with Benton County outlining the terms of funding.

Qualify for a Free Infrared Thermometer The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the WA Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in collaboration with FEMA, are distributing 500 non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs) to qualifying businesses in the region. To request a thermometer or for more information contact Jody O'Connor at the Tri-City Regional Chamber office at


Benton-Franklin Health District has issued a directive for the public to use face coverings to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 illness, beginning June 8, 2020.

The directive applies to all indoor public places in Benton and Franklin Counties, including grocery stores and other businesses, as well as outside settings where maintaining six feet of physical distancing is difficult. Individuals are strongly urged to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth.

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