State grants $9.7 million to increase access to capital for renewable technologies and energy efficiency projects

Non-profit partners Craft3, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, Washington State Housing Finance Commission build on early successes with commercial and residential loan programs serving communities throughout the state. The Washington State Department of Commerce has committed $9.7 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to three non-profit lending institutions: Craft3, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU), and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. The grants will continue and expand successful

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Community Economic Revitalization Board approves grants for Benton, Grant, Kitsap and Pacific counties.

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $234,500 in public investments for infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation at the Port of Benton, Port of Moses Lake, Port of Bremerton, Port of Kingston, and the Port of Peninsula. Benton County – $50,000 grant to the Port of Benton for a master planning feasibility study to assess the 1,341 acres north of Horn Rapids Road

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State grants $10.6 million for energy efficiency and solar projects

Funds will lower energy costs in public buildings and create an estimated 531 jobs The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced over $10 million in energy efficiency and solar grants to help reduce energy costs at eight higher education institutions, 32 local governments, four state agencies, and eight K-12 public school districts. Construction spending on these projects will create an estimated 531 jobs. The total cost for all the projects is about $54.2

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Gov. Inslee praises “Solar Communities”

Bellingham, Mountlake Terrace, Snoqualmie and the Regional Code Collaboration recognized for increasing residential solar energy installations through reduced costs, streamlined permitting Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed the cities of Bellingham, Mountlake Terrace, Snoqualmie and the Regional Code Collaboration representing cities in King County, as Northwest Solar Communities, acknowledging their various initiatives that have increased residential solar installations by nearly 500 percent since 2013. They join the existing Solar Communities of Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer

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State Board funds infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies in Clallam, Spokane and Whitman counties.

Investments in public infrastructure strengthen rural Washington communities The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) has approved $172,500 in public investments for infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Port of Port Angeles, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and City of Colfax. “Strong communities are the lifeblood of our state’s economic vitality. Modern public infrastructure systems form the core of every community’s

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State awards $50.1 million for affordable housing projects

Funds will support 1,249 units of affordable housing and 120 seasonal farmworker beds for low-income people The Washington State Department of Commerce today awarded $47.5 million in loans and grants from the state Housing Trust Fund and $2.6 million from the federal HOME program for 36 affordable housing projects in 26 counties across the state. These projects will provide a total of 1,249 units of affordable housing for low-income people,

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State awards $5.5 million to increase number of short-term psychiatric care beds

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $5.539 million in grants to seven health care providers to develop additional facilities for short-term inpatient psychiatric detention services. The state’s investment is supported with another $93.3 million from other funding sources. The grant recipients are: Jefferson County Public Hospital District No.2 – Port Townsend, $1.509 million Providence Mount Carmel Hospital – Colville, $2.0 million Rainier Springs, LLC – Vancouver, $5,000 Spokane Springs, LLC

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State Board announces grants for economic development feasibility studies in Adams, Asotin, Clark, Cowlitz, and Whitman counties.

Proposed projects could support food and beverage manufacturing, a business incubator, waterfront redevelopment, a business park and new public infrastructure. OLYMPIA, WA –The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $246,113 in public investments for economic development feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation in Adams County, Port of Clarkston, Port of Vancouver, Port of Kalama, and the city of Palouse. Adams County – $50,000 grant to Adams County for

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State Board announces public investments for economic development feasibility studies in Chelan and Mason counties ​

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $100,000 in public investments for economic development feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation in the City of Wenatchee and the Mason County PUD 3. Chelan County – $50,000 grant to the City of Wenatchee for the North Wenatchee Redevelopment Master Plan.  A master development plan for the Wenatchee Waterfront and North Wenatchee Avenue.  CERB funds are matched by

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Inslee announces grant funding to assist communities with wildfire recovery

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the Washington State Department of Commerce to make funding available to assist disaster recovery efforts in communities devastated by this season’s wildfires. To help address the urgent need for a wide range of emergency resources for those who lost their homes as well as local governments in need of economic aid, Commerce is making up to $150,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) available, effective

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