Skagit County Small Business Grant Program Skagit County has set aside $1 million in grant funds to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Grants may be up to $25,000 depending on number of employees. Applications (click here for Español) will be accepted from July 13 through 5 p.m. July 26. The program is intended for businesses located in Skagit County with 25 or fewer employees. This program is administered by EDASC on behalf of Skagit County.
Filing for Unemployment in Washington and tips on how to file for Unemployment Benefits in Washington. The state Employment Security Department (ESD) recommends workers take four steps to help ensure their unemployment benefits are filed correctly and start quickly.
Washington Employment Security Department Unemployment Claims Center Phone Number: 1-800-318-6022
Stay up to date. If you haven’t already, sign up for ESD’s COVID-19 action alerts.
If you are first responder or a health care worker who is unable to work due to illness (including COVID-19) and do not qualify for unemployment, you may qualify for other benefits. See if you are eligible to have your lost wages covered through workers’ compensation. File a claim here or call 1-877-561-3453.
Or, if the time that you are or will be unable to work due to illness is longer than seven days, you may qualify for Paid Family Medical Leave Benefits. Please see Paid Family & Medical Leave or call 1-833-717-2273.
Expanded Unemployment for those who would not normally qualify for unemployment: part-time, loss of child care, and more.
Self-Employed or Independent Contractors in Washington.