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Application available for small businesses to receive aid amid COVID-19

Community Action Center Executive Director Jeff Guyett said CAC worked with the county to allocate $80,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for small businesses.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

The Community Action Center is accepting applications for its second round of microenterprise grants. CAC Executive Director Jeff Guyett said the microenterprise grants come from the Community Development Block Grant. The state’s Department of Commerce funds CDBG, which totals to about $120,000.  ...

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the state’s Department of Commerce awarded the CAC with a $270,000 grant in March. The purpos...

Community food bank offers free masks to residents

The Community Action Center is giving residents free cloth masks. Masks are required to be worn while in public, according to a statewide order.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 8, 2020

The Community Action Center will be distributing 12,000 free cloth masks to the community. CAC is located at 350 Fairmount Drive and distribution will occur from now until masks run out. Individuals can visit the CAC’s lobby to get masks, according to the CAC’s press release. There will be a maxi...

Small business grant to fund multiple businesses

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said small business owners can apply for Whitman County and Community Action Center's Community Development Block Grant until June 4.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 3, 2020

The deadline for the Whitman County and Community Action Center's Community Development Block Grant has been extended to June 4.  Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the grant is federally funded by the Washington State Department of Commerce.  Of the money that wa...

Food bank changes distribution methods

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC will remain open during regular business hours.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2020

Pullman’s Community Action Center (CAC) is staying open to the public, but staff is taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Community Food Bank is shifting its curbside pickup hours to Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, according to a press release from CAC Executive Di...

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