During this time of coronavirus, we will continue to distribute The Monday Report every two weeks, with updates to assist your communities and organizations.
The Monday Report

Spokane's new Restaurant and Retail Program eases the city's regulations on how and when a restaurant or retailer can expand onto a neighboring sidewalk or parking lot. Read more in the Spokesman-Review article.
The Elk Public House was the first to apply for a special events permit that would close a small section of South Cannon Street for use by the Elk and neighboring restaurants in Browne's Addition.
Please let us know if you have novel solutions to business recovery in your communit y. #novelideas   #pandemicsolutions   #inlandnwstrong  
PPE Connect links Washington businesses with "Made in Washington" manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment.


Business ToolKit helps prepare physical spaces for reopening and assist in communicating new health and safety protocols with employees and customers.


If you are currently in the process of preparing to reopen as part of Phase 2 and need help, this new AWB web portal is a valuable resource.

Large impact grants are for up to $75,000 but the Foundation will consider compelling requests in any amount. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate a commitment to long-term vision, building partnerships, and projects that address the root causes that promote health, wellness, and disease prevention. (Organizations may submit more than 1 Large/Impact Grant Application per year.) The large impact grant deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020. 
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Tailored resources specific to help businesses mitigate economic challenges due to COVID-19. This digital tool helps determine which local, state and federal programs are available. Access the tool online by following this link.  
After answering several demographic questions about your business (for profit and nonprofit), the tool will provide a private-results URL to share through email.  
INP is a proud sponsor of the InlandBizStrong project 
COVID-19 Webinar: From Farmers to Grocers to Servers, Food Systems are Changing
Monday, June 8 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
$10 for IEDC Members, $20 for Non-Member s
This webinar will address how economic developers can consider food issues in their own communities and what to anticipate as supply chains return.
Stage 3 Stay Healthy Opening
Read details here. 
Self-employed Grants 
The application cycle for self-employed individuals. Applicants need to create a Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) account and are encouraged to do so prior to their application phase opening. Read more here. 
30-day supply of PPE for small businesses
Request forms here. 
The latest COVID-19 reopening information and resources
Learn more about the business, recreational and spiritual activities allowed for each phase
 and guidance for safe reopening.
Applications are now open for Cycle III, which closes at 11:59pm ET on June 17th.
The Artist Relief initiative will distribute grants of $5,000 to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, as well as serve as an ongoing informational resource and co-sponsor (with Americans for the Arts) the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers to identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. Read more...
Extended Deadline for Our Town grant FY2021 - August 6
Our Town is NEA's creative placemaking grants program requires a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. FY2021 projects are designed to mitigate the social, economic, and physical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in local communities.
Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. 
  • Funds can be used toward print or digital advertising in your local Hagadone Media Group products
  • Grants will be awarded in May, June, and July
  • Open to locally owned businesses impacted by coronavirus
  • Restrictions apply - see here for details
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Inland Northwest Partner Investors
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