Matched-Savings Business Grants – Walla Walla


Micro-Business Assistance Program & Small Business (IDA) Grants


SAVE: Individual Development Accounts (IDA) matched-savings grants operate on an 8:1 match ratio.  Every dollar you save will be matched with $8 in grant money up to $4,000.  The length of time you save is 6 months at a savings rate of $84 per month.

TRAIN: Complete required hours of business training or other technical assistance such as credit counseling, financial literacy, and tax preparation.

PLAN: Submit a business plan. Templates are available and your training will help you.

BUY: After all requirements are met, receive a $4,000 grant for your business.

Minimum Eligibility:

  • Business located within Walla Walla County, Columbia County, and City of Milton Freewater
  • Business is a for-profit microbusiness with five(5) or fewer employees (including owner(s))
  • Source of earned income to make a monthly savings deposit of at least $84
  • Household net worth of less than $175, 600 (assets minus liabilities)
  • Gross adjusted household income less than 80% AMI (area median income) as indicated below
Family size Income limit
1 $37,600
2 $43,000
3 $48,350
4 $53,700
5 $58,000
6 $62,300
7 $66,600
8 $70,900


We are Now Accepting Applications for 2020

Our Micro-Business Assistance Program offers aspiring entrepreneurs an IDA Grant and relevant business education to start or grow their small business. Applications for the 2020 Program open on Jan. 6 and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Feb. 18. Apply below:

General Information Online Application Printable Application

For additional information, please contact:

Cinthya Montero

Program Manager

29 E Sumach St. | Walla Walla WA 99362

[email protected]