Strengthening Communities and Growing Washington's Economy
Rural Broadband Program
The Community Economic Revitalization Board is now providing low-interest loans and grants to local governments and federal recognized tribes to construct broadband infrastructure that will provide high-speed, open-access broadband service.
Early Learning Facilities Program
This program enables Early Childhood Education Assistance Program contractors and child care providers to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms needed to support early learning opportunities for low-income children. Deadline: Aug. 15.
The first meeting of the legislatively created Child Care Collaborative Task Force is Tuesday, July 10. The task force will meet at the Federal Way Community Center from 11 a.m – 3 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.
At the close of the last legislative session, the Washington State Legislature directed the Department of Commerce to “develop strategies to increase the competitiveness of rural businesses in securing local government contracts within their rural county.”
Commerce is taking additional measures to assist local firms in successfully winning government contracts with agencies in their own backyard.