Working Washington Grants: Round 5

Working Washington Grants: Round 5

Working Washington Grants: Round 5 is now closed.

Email and phone support is offered in English, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin by calling (888) 242-0169 or by emailing

General timeline (updated October 4, 2022):

  • August 17 – September 9: Application portal will remain open for 24 days
  • Mid – Late September: Review of applications
  • Late October: Commerce will notify grantees and begin to disburse funding

Important notice to grant applicants: UEI

As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a UEI (Unique Entity ID), which replaces the DUNS Number. You may apply for grants without one, but you cannot receive funds until you have an UEI.

Explore a selection of UEI how-to videos below. Many of these videos were produced by OneEastide SPARK.

UEI next steps

Guidance for individuals awaiting a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from Learn how to check the status of your UEI request; review Incident details and submitted materials; determine if additional materials are needed and where to find them; gain insights from four common issues that may delay your request; and learn next steps once your Incident is resolved.

Uploading your UEI to your Working Washington Grants: Round 5 application

Learn how to how upload your UEI (Unique Entity ID) to your Working Washington 5 Application in the Submittable grant portal after the grant deadline on September 9.

Additional videos and resources

UEI validation documentation for corporations & LLCs

Next steps once your UEI incident is updated or resolved

UEI validation documentation for sole proprietors

Checking the status of your UEI request

About this grant

This grant serves small businesses and organizations affected by the pandemic. The Department of Commerce manages the grant as part of the Working Washington Grants: Round 5 program.

Working Washington Grants: Round 5 is now closed.


This project was supported by an award from the US Dept. of Treasury. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Dept. of Treasury. Grant funds are administered by the Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness, Washington State Department of Commerce.