State provides funding to help thousands more people in Washington state access behavioral health care closer to home

State provides funding to help thousands more people in Washington state access behavioral health care closer to home

  • October 15, 2020

State grants are part of Inslee plan to add capacity and serve a wide variety of needs locally, including intensive behavioral health facilities, dementia care, and other specialized needs. OLYMPIA, WA –Today the Washington State Department of Commerce awarded 22 projects a total of $33.8 million in grants to support 395 new beds and outpatient services that will assist people with a wide variety of behavioral health needs and offer

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Poulos unanimously reappointed to head Statewide Reentry Council

Poulos unanimously reappointed to head Statewide Reentry Council

  • September 30, 2020

OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington Statewide Reentry Council unanimously reappointed Christopher Poulos to serve a second three-year term as executive director. The decision by council members came after a successful first term of notable activities and accomplishments. “I am incredibly honored that the council had the faith in my work and our progress to reappoint me for a second three-year term,” said Poulos. “Successful reentry and community reintegration occur when internal

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Washington state receives $1.35 million SBA grant to boost small business exports

Washington state receives $1.35 million SBA grant to boost small business exports

  • September 28, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Washington State Department of Commerce a ninth year of funding to help state small businesses grow through exporting. The $1.35 million grant, part of the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), is the largest awarded from a total $19 million to 48 states.