NOW CLOSED ~ PROGRAM GUIDELINES ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the 2022-2023 WSMA Grants for Nonprofit Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) and Others Throughout Washington!
The Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA) is dedicated to strengthening business technical assistance providers as they engage with economic development partners to support the smallest businesses to grow sustainably, equitably and financially throughout Washington state.
Recovery from the pandemic has been rough for many nonprofit organizations, including Microenterprise Development Organizations MDOs, and the businesses they serve. These business technical assistance providers have had to be nimble to reach and support the very smallest companies with business support and financing services.
Thanks to the support from the Washington State Department of Commerce, WSMA is opening this statewide grant opportunity to fund organizations that provide businesses with technical assistance, training, and/or microloans to businesses, especially with 5 or fewer employees in Washington State. These partners include nonprofit Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Small Business Resiliency Partners (SBRN) and other organizations that serve Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), veterans, people with disabilities, returning citizens, LGBTQ+ and other very small businesses.