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.
Washington Landlord Mitigation Program
This program provides landlords with an incentive and added security to work with tenants receiving rental assistance. The program offers up to $1,000 to the landlord in reimbursement for some potentially required move-in upgrades, up to fourteen days’ rent loss and up to $5,000 in qualifying damages caused by a tenant during tenancy.
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Endowment Governing Board is recruiting now for a new board member! The Governor-appointed board is looking for a candidate with a family member with a developmental disability to join the board. Learn more.
State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett
Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The next of seven community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the project is Thursday,
The Washington State Department of Commerce, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and local partners, held Opportunity Zone Listening Sessions throughout Washington state in August, September and October to help educate communities about this new federal program. Because we weren’t able to host sessions in every community, Commerce is holding a virtual listening session online on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Space is limited, so please register now.