The Port of South Whidbey Commissioners discuss the Payroll Protection Program with a local lender, April 28
Port Small Business Reimbursement Grant Program – AMENDMENT 2, May 6, 2020
The deadline to submit applications is now extended to midnight on Sunday, May 31, or until funds are exhausted. In an effort to help preserve public health and promote public welfare, the Port of South Whidbey is accepting grant applications from Small Businesses that conduct business within the boundaries of the Port District in the Restaurant/Food/Agricultural industry that provide food and/or food products to the general public for consumption (brewers, vintners and distillers are eligible). This program is now amended to include applications from Small Business with 20 or less full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (a sole proprietor can be considered an employee) and includes non-profit organizations as eligible recipients. This is a Reimbursement Grant of up to $1,000 and may be used to reimburse allowable expenses that were incurred after March 16, 2020 when Governor Inslee announced the statewide shutdown of dine-in food operations/establishments. This grant is only available to Applicants that have been in business for at least one year; the funding is not intended to help launch a business, but to support existing businesses who are impacted by Governor Inslee’s executive orders. Applicants are eligible to receive one award during this budget cycle ending 12/31/2020. Please contact the Port for program guidelines, general information, eligibility, allowable expenses and application procedure.
We are now in Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” executive order. How does this affect Port facilities?
Possession Beach Waterfront Park and Boat Ramp: open to the public
Bush Point Boat Ramp: open to the public
South Whidbey Harbor: open to transient/overnight moorage on Friday, May 29. Reservations and capacity at the Harbor will be limited to ensure proper social distancing and minimize occupancy. The inner Harbor is limited to one vessel in slips that can occupy two. D and E docks will be limited to one vessel per slip with no rafting allowed. Restrooms remain closed for the time being; Porta-Potties are available for use and visitors should plan to bring their own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Phil Simon Park and the boat ramp remain open for public use at this time.
Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center: Effective May 30, Saturday, the horse arena will be open from 8 am to 4 pm daily. Groups no larger than 6 will be allowed in the arena at any given time. Social distancing must be practiced at all times. Riders are required to provide their own hand sanitizer and face protection. Single groups are asked to limit their riding time to 1 hour. We are asking the riders in the community respect one another so we may serve as many as possible under the circumstances. The arena will be groomed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for the time being. Most gatherings/events typical for the Fairgrounds are still prohibited.
We will need to remain very flexible over the next several weeks. Stay healthy!
The gangway and the floats are closed until further notice.
Flying out of Paine Field or Seatac Airport? Park at our Humphrey Road lot for just $5 per day!
Call us at (360) 331-5494 for more information.