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
Join a Call or Listen to a Previous Session
Pierce County CARES Business Relief Programs

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Get Cash for Your Business and Help with Expenses

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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

Visit Rapid Response South Sound
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 Commercial Rent and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program

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

NEW: Grant Maximums Increased for Companies with More than 20 Employees

Pierce County Farm Business Online Marketing/Sales Reimbursement Program 

City of Fircrest Business Assistance Grant Program

City of Buckley Business Assistance Program

City of Lakewood COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

City of Orting CARES Business Relief Grant 

Recovery Assistance for Manufacturers

Impact Washington is inviting Washington based US Small-and medium-sized manufacturers (SME’s) to apply for CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds. These funds provide services that directly support a manufacturer’s ability to recover from the coronavirus.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

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

SBA Disaster Loan Customer Service: Call (800) 659-2955 or email

Federal Reserve System - Main Street Lending Program

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

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

Tacoma Public Utilities

  • Small Business Utility Grant - This grant only applies to businesses within Tacoma who have 50 employees or less and have an active City of Tacoma/TPU utility account.
    • Applications close November 6 and the program is live now.
  • 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