Small businesses in Selah are getting some help in the time of COVID! In a post on the Selah Downtown Association's Facebook Page, on the morning of Friday, August 28th, 20202: "The City of Selah has received federal CARES funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce to assist small businesses and individuals adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council is committing up to $150,000 to the COVID-10 Small Business Grant Fund, an emergency fund that provides working capital grants in amounts up to $5,000 to qualifying for-profit small businesses."

If this is something that can help your business, you're encouraged to fill out an application which can be found by clicking the link here. After you get it filled out, you can submit it to the City of Selah by mailing it to 115 West Naches Avenue, Selah, WA. 198942, or simply dropping it off at the same address. If you would rather keep everything digital, you can email the application to monica.lake@selahwa.gov. Don't wait, because the applications are due by 5pm on September 30th of this year. The council meeting that will be held on October 13th, 2020 is when the winners will be approved and announced with the checks to be written upon final approval.

This might just be the helpful bump that many businesses, and in fact families who own and work with small businesses need. Things look to be on the mend, but it's a slow processes, and the new funds from the federal CARES funding can really help.