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.
NEW! CERB’s new 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.
March 21, 2019 Newsletter
OLYMPIA, WA, March 21, 2019 – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $7,222,820 in low-interest loans and grants that will support community and economic development and rural broadband development in Asotin, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Island, Spokane, and Thurston counties. Read more….
Weekly Executive Committee Conference Call
The CERB Executive Committee holds a weekly conference call on Fridays from Noon to 1:00 pm. If you are interested in joining the call, please contact Barbara Smith, at Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov, or (360) 725-3169.
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
Applications for Board Member Vacancies