Strengthening Communities and Growing Washington's Economy

The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development: planning, infrastructure, energy, public facilities, housing, public safety and crime victims, international trade, business services and more. We work with local governments, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.

Building for the Arts Fund

Concert Hall

Our Building for the Arts fund awards grants to performing arts, museum and cultural organizations. Up to 20 percent of eligible costs for purchase, construction and renovation can be awarded. Application period now open, closes June 29.

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Pre-Construction and Emergency Loans

Project in the making

Pre-construction loans include design engineering, bid-document preparation, environmental studies and more. Emergency loans are for activities that repair, replace or reconstruct a facility to restore services. Deadline July 11.

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