Seattle will spend $1.5 million on grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Thursday.
Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED), which will manage the grants, will concentrate its outreach at businesses owned by immigrants, refugees, people of color and non-English speakers in neighborhoods dealing with displacement and gentrification, the news release said.
The article mentions that "Seattle is prohibited under state law from giving city money directly to businesses. The city’s $1.5 million will be sourced from the federal Community Development Block Grant program." so we'd welcome any clarification that could be offered by Daniel Beekman, the reporter of this article. d...@...m