As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe from a public health and economic standpoint, Facebook has stepped up to offer relief to small businesses suffering financial loss. Seattle-area businesses will receive more than $8.5 million in grants as part of its international $100 million small business grants program.

Facebook spokesperson Tracy Clayton said the funds will support more than 2,100 local small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Applications for Seattle businesses will open April 11. Interested businesses can find more information and eventually apply here.

The small business grants are part of the financial support program announced by Facebook’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandbergon on March 17.  Specifically, Facebook is giving $100 million in ad credits and cash grants to 30,000 small businesses in more than 30 countries.

As for eligibility requirements, recipients include small businesses in countries where Facebook operates. Though the company hasn’t provided specific details on eligibility yet, you can stay up to date by following Facebook’s business website here. The company’s business hub comes with various resources for small businesses, including a Resilience Tool Kit and a Quick Action Guide. In addition, Facebook is  creating virtual training to help businesses navigate the economic effects of the coronavirus.

Facebook also recently launched a digital gift card platform where people can find and browse gift cards for local businesses and restaurants, plus expanded its fundraising capabilities so business owners can raise money directly.

Read more about Facebooks Small Business Grant Program here.