CERB Competitive Grant Programs
The 2012 Legislature demonstrated their commitment to increasing economic activity in Washington when they authorized the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) to award approximately $12 million in competitive grant funds for Economic Development and Community Revitalization.
Three grant categories were made available to cities, town, counties, public port districts, and innovation partnership zones to encourage private sector business creation or expansion, redevelopment of Brownfields, or to enhance the vitality and livability of the community.
CERB met on December 4, 2012, to award grant funds for the Community Revitalization and Economic Development grant programs. After reviewing the two-phased process and a thorough discussion of the applicant projects, the Board unanimously voted to award 10 Community Revitalization grants totaling $4,153,500 and 8 Conditional Economic Development grants totaling $6,758,050. CERB staff will be in contact with grant recipients to discuss the grant award contracting process.
On September 20, 2012 CERB awarded Micro Grants were awarded.
Important dates for Competitive grants
December 31, 2012: All Micro grant contracts must be executed on or before December 31, 2012.
March 31, 2013: All Community Revitalization and Conditional Economic Development grant contracts must be executed on or before March 31, 2013.
Questions about Competitive Grant Contract: