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Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)

The Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) was formed in 1982 to respond to local economic development in Washington communities. CERB provides funding to local governments and federally-recognized tribes for public infrastructure which supports private business growth and expansion. Eligible projects include domestic and industrial water, storm water, wastewater, public buildings, telecommunications, and port facilities.

CERB has invested $163 million in communities across the state. These projects encouraged private and local investments adding up to about $34 for every $1 from CERB. They created over 35,000 permanent jobs and generated $385 million in other public funds and $5.6 billion in private investment.

New Online Application

Please contact staff when you are ready to apply for CERB funding, to get a link to the application. To help with the application process, and learn more about our different funding programs, please review the information on our Applicant/Client Resources page.

What's New?

NEW! CERB’s new Rural Broadband Program is up and running! For more information on what it is, and how to apply for funding, see our Rural Broadband page, here.

05/10/2018 – “How can we create more opportunity and jobs in rural Washington?” Rep. Mike Chapman, CERB Board Member, met with lawmakers from around the state in Port Angeles to talk about boosting jobs and development in rural Washington.

CERB May 2018 Newsletter

OLYMPIA, WA, May 17, 2018 – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $2,250,00 in public infrastructure development funding targeting business growth and job creation in the City of Othello, Port of Moses Lake, Port of Royal Slope, Port of Shelton, City of Stevenson, and the City of College Place.

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Newsletter Archives

03/06/2018 – “How CERB Helped the Port of Shelton Grow Local Business” (PDF)

Janea Delk, CERB’s Program Director and Tribal Liaison, spoke at the House Capital Budget Committee Work Session on CERB on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. View video here.

Janea Delk represented CERB at the Infrastructure and Public Depository Task Force on October 31, 2017. View video here.

Janea Delk’s presentation to IACC on October 25, 2017 can be viewed online here.

Janea Delk spoke at the Association of Washington Business’s Rural Jobs Summit on October 24, 2017, representing CERB and IACC. View video here.

Application Help

Helping You Grow

Since 1982, CERB has helped communities in every corner of the state grow by making strategic investments to spur job creation. Check out our map to see the number of projects and CERB dollars invested by county.

Need Help?

Janea Delk
CERB Program Director & Tribal Liaison
Janea.Delk@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3151

Barbara Smith
Program Assistant
Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3169

2015-17: A Biennium in Review

2015-17: A Biennium in Review

Looking Forward: CERB Project Pipeline

Attend our Rural Broadband Workshops!