State to help redevelop historic brewery site in Tumwater

Community Economic Revitalization Board grant awarded to the city The Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today announced a $50,000 grant award to the City of Tumwater in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council for planning efforts aimed at redeveloping the historic former Olympia Brewery site. Since 1982, CERB has committed more than $168 million to local jurisdictions across the state, an investment generating more than 34,000 jobs. “This project

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Rep. DelBene and State Senator Pearson announce $1 million State Grant to Build New Concrete Public Safety Building

After a team effort by DelBene, Pearson and local city officials, Concrete receives $1 million grant from Washington State Department of Commerce to complete funding for a new public safety building CONCRETE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, State Senator Kirk Pearson, Washington State Department of Commerce Director Brian Bonlender and Concrete Mayor Jason Miller announced today that the City of Concrete has been awarded $1 million towards construction of a new public safety

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State awards nearly $5 million to increase number of short-term psychiatric care beds

Funds go to health care providers in Monroe, Tacoma, Sunnyside and Olympia The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $4.84 million in grants to four health care providers to develop additional facilities for short-term inpatient psychiatric detention services. The state’s investment is supported with approximately $3 million more from other funding sources. The grant recipients are: • Fairfax Behavioral Health – Monroe, $880,000 • Making a Difference in Community – Tacoma, $1.32 million

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State awards $35 million for affordable housing projects

Funds will support nearly 500 units of affordable housing, and more than 375 beds for low-income people in need OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today awarded $35.1 million in loans and grants from the Housing Trust Fund for 21 affordable housing projects in 23 counties across the state. Projects funded will provide a total of 499 units of affordable housing for low-income households, as well as 312 beds

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Washington Department of Commerce awarded $2 million for Pacific Northwest Solar Partnership

Federal SunShot Initiative funding expands efforts to reduce the cost of installing solar systems OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce received a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative to make rooftop solar installations easier, faster and less expensive for residents of Washington and Oregon. The funding will remove hurdles for solar photovoltaic installers across the two states, and increase financing options

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Commerce awards $8 million for energy cost savings projects

Funds go to higher education institutions across Washington The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced nearly $8 million in grants to create jobs and to help seven higher education institutions lower their energy costs. An estimated 121 jobs will be created by construction spending on these projects. The total cost for all the projects is about $15 million, including more than $6 million in non-state funding. Commerce’s Energy Efficiency Grant program’s immediate goal

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$9 million in federal grants awarded to 14 rural Washington infrastructure projects

Grants range from $285,500 to $1 million for vital community improvements throughout the state OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced 14 cities and counties to receive a total of more than $9 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2013. The 14 projects were selected from 34 grant applications requesting more than $23 million. They will improve rural water, sewer and street systems; support affordable housing; and

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Broadband projects in Washington State get boost from $300,000 in grants

Programs in six counties and 10 tribal communities will increase broadband access and use in the next year. Broadband advocates in six counties and 10 tribal communities will spend the next year improving access and increasing broadband use in their part of the state.  The five Local Technology Planning Teams will begin work this month thanks to $300,000 in grant money awarded by the Washington State Broadband Office of the

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Grants up to $100k now available for improving broadband access and use

Community and region-wide broadband planning efforts get an assist from new grant funds available through the Washington State Broadband Office. The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced that applications are available for the 2013 Local Technology Planning Team grant program. The grants awards will range from $50,000 to $100,000 and are part of the work of Commerce’s Washington State Broadband Office. This is the second year of the grant program and last

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Governor Inslee announces $18 million for projects to reduce energy costs, create jobs

Funds go to higher education institutions and local governments across Washington OLYMPIA, WA – Governor Jay Inslee today announced nearly $18 million in grants to create jobs and to lower energy costs for 12 higher education institutions and 37 local governments. An estimated 543 jobs will be created by this construction spending. The total cost for all the projects is more than $66 million, including more than $48 million in

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