Strengthening Communities and Growing Washington's Economy
Low-Income Energy Assistance
Washington state is home to a thriving Eritrean community. Since 2003, Commerce has been helping the Eritrean people stay connected to one another by funding construction of their community center in downtown Seattle, complete with a commercial kitchen.
The Office of Homeless Youth has completed three separate competitive funding processes to award $18.4 million over the next year and a half. Funding will expand shelter and housing services and launch six new “innovation grants” for homeless youth and young adults.
Governor Jay Inslee’s Maritime Innovation Advisory Council launches year-long effort to develop comprehensive strategy for leading the nation in “blue” ocean industry technology and practices.
The Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds has launched a new website at www.ddombuds.org where visitors can learn what the office is doing, submit complaints and access other resources for people with disabilities.