Grant funding to support project-ready industrial sites across Washington

The Industrial Site Readiness grant is designed to enhancing large scale site development by providing funding for various site readiness services, which will boost the state’s portfolio of project-ready sites and attract new investment. Industrial Site Readiness Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) Addendum 1 Site Readiness Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) Industrial Site Readiness Grant Online Application General Information and eligibility requirements The Industrial Site Readiness program offers $2.5 million in grant…

WSBO Call for Comments

The Washington State Broadband Office (WSBO) is preparing for the second and final round of funding under monies made available by the American Recovery Plan Act. While the second round will not be released until sometime in November of 2022, with this notice, WSBO is soliciting comments on important issues that will inform WSBO in crafting scoring requirements for the Fall Notice of Funding Opportunity (NoFO) as well as certain…

Public Meeting on Clean Fuels Forecast

In accordance with Chapter 70A.535 RCW Transportation Fuel—Clean Fuels Program.   Washington’s Clean Fuel Standard will cut statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 4.3 million metric tons a year by 2038 and stimulate economic development in low carbon fuel production. These goals are accomplished by requiring fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels to 20% below 2017 levels by 2038. Fuel suppliers can achieve these reductions through methods…

2021 Awardee – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Housing Solutions Study

2021 Awardee – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Housing Solutions Study

Smart Housing Strategies Award: For creative plans, policies, programs and/or actions The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Housing Solutions Study determined housing requirements for tribal elders, families, transitional households, and a casino and resort workforce. The study exceeded planning principles for public participation and provided four strategic actions to be taken by the Tribe in the creation of a tribal housing plan which was created using grant funding awarded by the Administration…

2021 Awardee – City of Lacey Pre-Approved Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans

2021 Awardee – City of Lacey Pre-Approved Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJV5mq82Y4 Smart Housing Strategies Award: For creative plans, policies, programs and/or actions Small homes and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are part of the future for Lacey, which has experienced a population explosion in the last 10 years. The city, which is the largest in Thurston County, is taking a strategic approach to building ADUs by providing pre-approved plans. The addition of ADUs on existing properties alongside older-style homes throughout neighborhoods…

2021 Awardee – City of Olympia Transportation Master Plan

2021 Awardee – City of Olympia Transportation Master Plan

Smart Climate Change Strategies Award: For plans, policies, programs and/or actions addressing community climate impacts. People have discovered Olympia, in a big way. Washington’s capital city is growing quickly, with about 1,000 new residents moving in every year. They come for work, life and to play outside, leaning into the city’s values and quirky culture. The shifts in where people work since the pandemic also means that small cities like…

Washington Energy Emergency Management Director appointed to federal commission addressing wildfire crisis

Washington Energy Emergency Management Director appointed to federal commission addressing wildfire crisis

Olympia, July 19, 2022 – Eli King, energy emergency management director for the Washington State Department of Commerce, was appointed to the national Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission earlier this month. The U.S. departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security and the Interior, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced the 11 federal and 36 non-federal commission members on July 7. More than 500 applications were submitted for the…

Public Works Board awards $1.8 million broadband construction loan to Jefferson County PUD

Public Works Board awards $1.8 million broadband construction loan to Jefferson County PUD

Reliable high-speed internet coming to businesses in Port Townsend OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Public Works Board announced over $1.8 million in loan funding to the Jefferson County Public Utility District at its July meeting. Funds will be used to complete the Port Townsend Business Fiber Project, which is expected to connect up to 225 local businesses. Access to the high-speed internet service is critical to the success of…

Request for Qualifications and Quotations – Go Global E-commerce Technical Assistance

COMMERCE is initiating this RFQQ to secure a statewide roster of qualified web/e-commerce design firms to provide e-commerce related services to small business owners awarded through the Go Global Grant Program. The successful firms who respond to this RFQQ will be placed on a service provider roster of Contractors to be selected by the awarded small business owners to provide consulting, design and technical support required to develop and integrate…