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Klickitat PUD implements COVID-19 Small Business Customer Assistance Program

Partners with Klickitat County Economic Development for program administration.

Klickitat PUD commissioners recognized the lack of small business energy assistance and we are excited to roll out a program designed to assist. The program extends discounts to impacted small businesses depending on business type. It is intended to encourage appropriate reopening of businesses that are struggling to keep the lights on due to this crisis, or have had to close their doors due to state mandates.

Klickitat County Economic Development (KCED), will take applications to determine eligibility and provide PUD with the recommendations for awards to eligible businesses.  The link to the KCEP application is at https://www.klickitatcounty.org/1193/Covid-19.   

The discount is temporary in nature and will be available for billings issued between May 2020 and December 2020.

The discount percentage is based on business type:
1) 100% base fee and 50% of usage for store front businesses.
2) 30% of usage for home based businesses.
3) Applied to 5 consecutive month’s usage after reopening.
4) The discount is limited to $1,000 per business.

Small business eligibility criteria:
1) In business January 1, 2020 within Klickitat County
2) Active Klickitat PUD account
3) Between 1-10 employees.  Employees can be the owners.  
4) Impacted by COVID-19, with an emphasis on mandated closures
5) Agricultural producers are excluded.

If you have questions about how to apply, please contact Jake with Klickitat County Economic Development at 509-773-2410 or jacoba@klickitatcounty.org.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Klickitat PUD Customer Service at 509-773-5891.