King County awards COVID-19 relief grants to regional science organizations, arts and culture, and independent live music venues 

King County provided $2 million in one-time grants to science, arts and culture organizations, and independent live music venues disrupted by COVID-19 across the region. The program is tailored to organizations that draw tourists and is designed to ease the economic burden of the pandemic while also increasing public health measures. 

With $2 million of funding backed by the federal CARES Act, King County awarded a total of 62 grants in three categories: 

  • Music venues (35 awards)
        • Arts, culture and science educations organizations (21 awards)
        • Science organizations (6 awards) 

The grant funds will improve compliance with public health safety measures as these organizations reopen to support the county’s economic recovery and enhance residents’ quality of life. Read full release.