CARES Act Funding

The City of Spokane has been allocated $6.6 million from the state of Washington to fund necessary responses to the impacts of COVID-19.

Survey Results: CARES Act Funding Priorities

We asked citizens to prioritize CARES Act Funding for COVID-19 response and recovery. Thank you to the nearly 3,300 respondents who weighed in and provided feedback. Of the five focused categories, there was consistent and balanced importance. This information helps leadership make decisions and direct much needed assistance to qualified programs.

Interested in Proposing Program Solutions for Funding?

The City of Spokane is initiating a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from agencies and organizations to administer components of an economic support funding program to address COVID-19 impacts in Spokane. The Spokane City Council has set out several categories for distribution of COVID-19 economic support funding in Resolution 2020-0041. Applications will be judged on the proposer’s ability to deliver the economic support according to stated criteria, equitably and in a timely manner.

Applicants may apply to administer and distribute funds within one or more of the categories or sub-categories listed below, and may propose collaboration with other organizations as long as the applicant will retain all responsibility for performing the contract awarded. The City currently intends to distribute at least $3 million and up to $6 million in funds in response to proposals received.

  • Rental and homeowner assistance targeted at households with income below 80% of post-COVID area median income.
  • Childcare re-opening and assistance focused on households at or below 80% of area median income.
  • Small (based on annual revenues), locally-owned, neighborhood businesses, including artists and performance venues.
  • Other community response programs responding to COVID-19 economic impacts.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Governmental entities serving within the City of Spokane
  • Public and private nonprofit or charitable organizations – typically 501(c)(3), although a range of organizational forms are eligible
  • Private for-profit organizations

Deadline for completed applications is Sunday, August 2, 2020.
Deadline for questions is Friday, July 31st at 5 pm.

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