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WSMA Announces Grant Awards!


Washington State Microenterprise Association funds more than $2.3 million to 68 nonprofit organizations serving WA businesses.

State funds will support projects that strengthen small businesses in rural and urban communities throughout Washington state.

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA) has approved more than $2.3 million in small grants to 68 nonprofit organizations to help business owners strengthen their business skills, innovate and access financing to create jobs and grow local economies in every region of the state.  

This program is funded through the Department of Commerce.  Grant awardees include Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs), Nonprofit organizations serving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) owned businesses, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Small Business Resiliency Network partners, Economic Development  Districts and others.

The purpose of these grants is to extend business training programs, technical assistance and financing support to very small businesses throughout Washington, especially those that have been historically marginalized.  These programs will serve businesses of every kind, including childcare, small scale manufacturers, agriculture, arts, clean materials and many others.

WSMA helps nonprofit business technical assistance providers throughout Washington with training, grants, networking and provides resource coordination and support via Evergreen BizLink.

For more information contact Lisa Smith, WSMA Executive Director at (360) 480-8048 or