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Loans and Grants Available

Kittitas County Lodging Tax Committee 2024 Microgrants

The Kittitas County Lodging Tax Committee is pleased to announce the availability of micro-grants for 2024. Grants are available for organizations with plans to coordinate and produce an event within Kittitas County. Organizations applying should support projects with the goal of increasing non-resident visitor expenditures coming from 50 miles or further outside the county. Grant values are up to $2,500 and should be for events occurring within Kittitas County in 2024.

Potential uses for these funds include advertising through print, electronic and web advertising, publications, and/or marketing collateral. Funding may also be considered for event operations upon approval of the Kittitas County Lodging Tax Committee. The Micro-Grants are funded through Kittitas County lodging tax funds and are administered through the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. To fill out the Micro-Grant Application go to the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce website, For additional information or to answer questions regarding the application process, please email the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Matt Anderson at or call (509) 925-2002.

About the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce: The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is the largest business support and development organization in Kittitas County, and one of the largest in Central Washington. With over 500 members representing every business sector, the Chamber and its committees oversee countywide tourism promotion and economic development initiatives and a range of business support tools including publications, web services, seminars and even leadership development for a new generation.

Heritage Barn Grant

Only historic agricultural structures listed in the Heritage Barn Register, the Washington Heritage Register, or the National Register of Historic Places, are eligible to receive grant funds when they are available.  To be eligible for listing in the Heritage Barn Register, barns must be over 50 years old and retain a significant degree of historic integrity. If you have questions about your building’s eligibility or are unsure whether or not your building is listed on the Heritage Barn Register, please contact Michael Houser, State Architectural Historian, at 360-890-2634 or  The deadline for barn owners interested in nominating their barn to the Heritage Barn Register is rolling.

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Grants

As Washington State’s only statewide preservation advocacy organization, the Washington Trust plays a key role in advocating for good preservation policy on both the state and national levels.

There are grants and advocacy opportunities available on their website.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal stimulus program designed to provide quick access to Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for companies with 500 or fewer employees to assist with payroll and covered operating costs during short-term business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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