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Office of Homeless Youth Grants
The Office of Homeless Youth is seeking grant proposals for services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. Services include: HOPE Centers and/or Crisis Residential Centers, Secure Crisis Residential Centers, Street Youth Services, Young Adult Shelter, Young Adult Housing Program and Independent Youth Housing Program.
Local Government Portal
Commerce is the one agency in state government built to understand and support the diverse needs of local leaders in cities, towns and counties across the state. From planning and public works to economic development and energy, our people and programs are at your side.
In case you missed it, Washington state jumped into the top spot in the annual CNBC Top States for Business rankings today.
Commerce today presented on behalf of Governor Jay Inslee a 2017 Smart Communities award to the Southeast Washington Coalition consisting of Columbia, Asotin and Garfield counties and the cities of Clarkston and Starbuck for their regional growth management master program update.
Commerce awards funding for training, technical assistance to create 20 new full-time jobs over the next three years in rural…
Nearly 300 meetings yield new contracts, propel business dealings, attract investment for state’s aerospace and commercial space industries.
Impact Bioenergy, Janicki Bioenergy, Oscilla Power, SuperCritical Technologies and Zunum Aero selected for latest round of Washington State Clean Energy…
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, Commerce Director Brian Bonlender co-host Washington state’s 70+-member delegation – the largest ever – to the…
Grants will lower energy costs in public buildings and create an estimated 514 jobs in communities across Washington state OLYMPIA,…
Commerce has awarded Disability Rights Washington the contract to provide ombuds services for the new Washington Developmental Disabilities Ombuds program.
Weatherization Plus Health, combining weatherization with home environment improvements, shows potential for helping low-income households reduce their energy bills and their health care costs to control asthma.
Healthy Homes Month highlights efforts to improve health outcomes and save money for low-income families living with asthma.