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Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)

The Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) was formed in 1982 to respond to local economic development in Washington communities. CERB provides funding to local governments and federally-recognized tribes for public infrastructure which supports private business growth and expansion. Eligible projects include domestic and industrial water, storm water, wastewater, public buildings, telecommunications, and port facilities.

CERB has invested $176 million in communities across the state. These projects encouraged private and local investments adding up to about $36 for every $1 from CERB. They created over 35,500 permanent jobs and generated $385 million in other public funds and $5.7 billion in private investment.

What's New?

CERB’s Rural Broadband Program is up and running! For more information on what it is, and how to apply for funding, see our Rural Broadband page, here.

OLYMPIA, WA, May 16, 2019 – The Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $3.2 million in low-interest loans and $2.67 in grants for public infrastructure projects targeting rural broadband, business growth and job creation for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Public Utility District No. 1 of Kitsap County, Mason County Public Utility District No. 3 and the ports of Bellingham and Sunnyside. Read more….

Click here to access the CERB Newsletter Archive.

View Fact Sheets for CERB Awarded Projects here.

2018 CERB Legislative Report (PDF)
2018 CERB Rural Broadband Legislative Report (PDF)
2018 LIFT Legislative Report (PDF)

02/13/2019 – Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib appointed Senator Dean Takko to fill the Senate Majority Caucus position on CERB. Senator Takko represents the 19th Legislative District. You can read his biography here.

10/16/2018 – Janea Delk, CERB’s Program Director and Tribal Liaison, presented on CERB’s Rural Broadband Program at the Senate Economic Development & International Trade Committee’s Work Session. View the video here. Janea’s presentation begins at 1:09:45. View her PowerPoint presentation here.

BOARD MEMBER VACANCIES
Position #1, Large Business West of the Cascades, term expires on September 2, 2020.
Applications for Board Member Vacancies

Program Links

Next Board Meeting:

July 18, 2019

Location: Lacey Conference Center,
975 Carpenter Road NE, Lacey, WA  98516

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Need Help?

Janea Delk
Executive Director & Tribal Liaison
Janea.Delk@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3151

Barbara Smith
Program Assistant
Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3169

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Helping You Grow

Since 1982, CERB has helped communities in every corner of the state grow by making strategic investments to spur job creation. Check out our map to see the number of projects and CERB dollars invested by county.

2015-17: A Biennium in Review

2015-17: A Biennium in Review

Looking Forward: CERB Project Pipeline