Contract opportunity: Commerce seeks nonprofit organizations to expand business support efforts with historically marginalized communities

1 Dec 2021


OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting community-based nonprofit organizations interested in joining the agency’s Small Business Resiliency Network. Network organizations provide culturally- and linguistically- appropriate outreach, translation, education and other assistance to small business owners from historically marginalized communities.

“The pandemic revealed enormous disparities in who is most likely to be able to find and successfully apply for help, and who is often left out. This is especially true for small business owners in many racial, ethnic and underserved communities,” said Jessica Camacho, the network’s director. “We’re expanding this network to help ensure an equitable economic recovery and future for all our communities.”

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