Strengthening Communities and Growing Washington's Economy
Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants
Energy efficiency and solar grant funds result in energy and operational cost savings at state education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and public school districts. Application deadline Dec. 31.
Loans for Low-Income Rural Home Owners
This new program will provide deferred loans up to $40,000 to rural, low-income households that need repairs and improvements on their primary residence for health, safety or durability. Homeowners earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible.
OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $22.8 million in grants and loans for nine affordable housing projects in communities throughout the state. See the complete list here. These funds will help provide an estimated 301 multi-family rental units/beds, and 80 seasonal farmworker beds. Funding comes from the state’s Housing Trust Fund, and federal HOME and National Housing Trust Fund programs. “Our state Housing Trust Fund
OLYMPIA – Investments in workforce training programs are a significant part of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed budget. Under his plan, more students will be able to enroll in programs, training facilities at community colleges will be upgraded, and the Career Connect Washington Plan will create expanded learning opportunities for K-12 students. “The Choose Washington New Market Airplane Council strongly supports workforce investments that will benefit all Washington state industries, especially
Bonlender’s tenure includes rebuilding state’s economic development apparatus, launching new ways to fight homelessness, establishing new capital programs in energy, mental health and early learning. Olympia, WA – Brian Bonlender today announced his planned departure as director of the Washington Department of Commerce. He has been in the position since Feb. 1, 2013, and his last day with Commerce will be Jan. 15, 2019. Bonlender, 48, said that while the