Public Works Board

Since its founding in 1985, the Public Works Board (PWB) has awarded more than $3.1 billion in loans and grants to over 2,000 infrastructure projects across the state. These projects promote public health and safety, protect the environment, promote community and economic development, and broadband connectivity.


Request for Proposals – Washington State Public Works Board Utility Relocation Study

The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) solicits proposals from firms to quantify the costs to local governments and special purpose districts for relocating publically owned utility infrastructure due to state-funded fish barrier removal projects associated with roads and highways. The PWB funding will not exceed $300,000 for this project. The PWB expects to award one contract for this solicitation. Utility Relocation Study RFP (PDF) Contact: Maria Jawad, RFP Coordinator

PWB Offers Funding Application Debrief Sessions

The Public Works Board (PWB) offers debriefings to all applicants from the recent traditional programs construction funding cycle. Debriefings are opportunities to discuss how applications can be improved for future funding opportunities. These debriefings support continuous improvement of PWB application materials and processes. To schedule a debriefing, contact PWB Project Manager Max Wedding at or 360-764-0392.

Washington State Public Works Board approves over $220 million in construction loans

Broadway Bridge replacement in Conconully and Tacoma’s Links to Opportunity streetscape among the community infrastructure projects awarded funding statewide OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board approved over $220 million in funding for local community infrastructure projects at its Friday, Sept. 8 meeting. Awards from the Board’s traditional construction program will support vital public infrastructure across six different systems: streets and roads, bridges, domestic water, stormwater, sanitary sewers, and solid

PWB Updates Pre-Construction Awards Process

The Public Works Board (PWB) updated its approach for its pre-construction program to make the opportunities for project readiness more available. While the program is still competitive, applications are now pooled on a quarterly basis and evaluated for funding. The first pooling took place this summer with the PWB awarding $4.37 million to eight qualifying projects at its August 2023 meeting. About $2.9 million remains available for the fiscal year


Public Works Board meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Meetings are held in hybrid format, both in-person and online. Please check the 2023 PWB Meeting Schedule (PDF) for connection information and meeting times.

PWB Meeting Date – October 27, 2023

The Public Works Board’s October Meeting is October 27, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. This meeting will be held online via Zoom, and in person at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee. Join the Zoom meeting.

PWB Meeting Date – September 8, 2023

The Public Works Board’s September Meeting is September 8, 2023 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. This meeting will be held online via Zoom, and in person at the Department of Commerce Headquarters in Olympia (1011 Plum St SE, Olympia, WA 98504). Join the Zoom meeting.


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