COVID-19 Business Updates & Information

Pierce County is Open for Business.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we’re here to help businesses access the resources and information they need.

COVID-19 Business Info Series Mon. & Wed. @ 11:00 AM
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Pierce County Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program
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Pierce County
COVID-19 Adaptation Grant Program

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Pierce County Back to Work Resource Guide

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Donate Supplies or Aid COVID-19 Response

Contact Emergency Operations Center
COVID-19 Business Information & FAQs

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COVID-19 Business Resources
  1. Financial Assistance
  2. Employers/Employees
  3. Health Guidance 

Pierce County COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Program

NEW: Loan Recipients May Now Apply for Loan Forgiveness

For small businesses with 20 or fewer employees located in Pierce County.

Pierce County COVID-19 Adaptation Grant Program: Reimbursement for Expenses Related to COVID-19 Safety Practices


City of Lakewood COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Loan Program

City of Lakewood Small Business Emergency Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Program
Application deadline is 5:00 pm on July 17, 2020


City of University Place Business Relief Program: Grants for Small Businesses

Application deadline is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.  


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
 Updated Notice (7/6/2020): SBA is now accepting new applications. August 8, 2020 is the new deadline to submit a PPP application.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Loan Advance
 Updated Notice (6/15/2020): SBA is now accepting new applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance.


To learn more about other relief options available for your business, click here.


SBA Disaster Loan Customer Service: Call (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov


Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Internal Revenue Service

Filing and payment deadline extended to July 15, 2020


 Puget Sound Energy 

  • PSE will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 may receive a waiver of late fees and/or deferred payment plans. Click here for more information.


Peninsula Light Co. 

  • Temporarily suspending customer disconnects and may waive late-fees for at least the next month. 253-857-5950, or email penlight@penlight.org


Tacoma Public Utilities

  • Established an Emergency Assistance Program to help customers during the state of emergency declared by the City of Tacoma in response to COVID-19. The program provides a utility credit of up to $250 for eligible single-family households, usable toward TPU bills.
  • TPU customers who are having trouble paying their bills should contact Customer Service at (253) 502-8600 or (800) 752-6745 and ask about extended payment plans.


Washington State Department of Revenue