Storefront Repair Grant Program

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In an effort to support our vibrant small business community in their economic recovery from the pandemic and mitigate financial hardship, the City of Burien has launched the Storefront Repair Grant Program. 

Through federal funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, small businesses can apply for grant funding of up to $1,000 to help repair storefront property damages to window or door glass that occurred on or after March 3, 2021. Grant funding will help cover costs to repair current property damage or reimburse business owners for costs paid out of pocket for past damages due to vandalism or property crime.

Applications will be received from small businesses until all funding has been spent. The application portal opened on December 19, 2022. 

Jarrett Arakaki at [email protected] can assist you if you are having challenges completing the application.

Applicants are encouraged to review eligibility, required documentation, and additional information below before applying. This grant will not cover the loss of stolen goods or cash. For property damages such as graffiti on commercial buildings please visit the City of Burien’s Graffiti Removal Program.

Application Instructions and Required Documentation

  1. Completed grant application (English | Español)
  2. Proof of damage (two out of three of the following items are required in the application):
    • Receipts for repairs completed and/or estimates for current damage
    • Police report incident number
    • Photos of damages to storefront
  3. Completed grant agreement
  4. Completed W-9 form
  5. Completed direct deposit information


Businesses or nonprofits must:

  • Have a permanent physical storefront location within the city of Burien
  • Have an active Burien business license
  • Have experienced direct economic disruption because of COVID-19
  • Be currently open and active for business
  • Have experienced damage which occurred due to vandalism or break-in by a third party

Applicants are ineligible if they:

  • Are owned or partially owned by an individual or immediate family member who is: a staff member or manager of the grant administrator, City of Burien Councilmember, or a City of Burien employee
  • Are cannabis shops, growers, and dispensaries
  • Are national chain businesses (independently owned franchise businesses are eligible)
  • Have more than 500 employees

Repairs are not required to be complete before funding, but businesses must sign a self-attestation that funding will be used to repair damage.


Grant applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis until funds have been expended.

  • December 19, 2022: Grant application portal opens
  • January – February 2023: Grant funds will begin to be dispersed 

Updated December 19, 2022