Anyone interested in electrified transportation and its infrastructure has an opportunity to shape an important Washington state grant. This grant will support retail electric utilities and local government investment in transportation charging infrastructure. Eligible applicants may partner with any organization type. Commerce would like to know about public perception, best practices, latest technical developments, market trends and barriers to applicant participation. There will be a two-week window in which anyone
Commerce awards $125,000 through the Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County to support workforce development programs that will help enable the company’s expansion and plans to hire 100 more workers over the next five years. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County and nonprofit small business manufacturing consultant Impact Washington, has awarded $125,000 from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve
OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $22.8 million in grants and loans for nine affordable housing projects in communities throughout the state. See the complete list here. These funds will help provide an estimated 301 multi-family rental units/beds, and 80 seasonal farmworker beds. Funding comes from the state’s Housing Trust Fund, and federal HOME and National Housing Trust Fund programs. “Our state Housing Trust Fund
Grants from $24,000 to $750,000 will fund vital local infrastructure and services throughout the state OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that 17 cities and counties will receive a total of more than $10.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2018. Nineteen projects were selected from 31 grant applications requesting almost $18 million. They will improve rural water, sewer, streets and fire protection systems;
Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) raises per-project funding limits to $3 million for core construction, $2 million for rural broadband projects The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) has increased the maximum amount local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes may apply for to fund infrastructure projects in their communities, including rural broadband projects. The new limits are $3 million per project for CERB core construction funds and $2
Jefferson, Klickitat, Mason, Skagit, Snohomish and Whitman counties hope to spur economic development through expanded access to high-speed, open-access broadband service. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $2,816,649 in low-interest loans and grants for public infrastructure to provide high-speed, open-access broadband service, and $150,000 in grants for economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation. Projects for Jefferson County PUD #1, the city
We are announcing $3.1 million in grant awards from the 2018 Clean Energy Fund (CEF) Revolving Loan Fund Program to three nonprofit lending partners.
Sharing some great news from one of our energy storage project grant recipients. Congratulations to Snohomish PUD on another exciting milestone for grid modernization in Washington!
Commerce will be accepting applications for Research, Development and Demonstration grants beginning July 16. The Washington State Legislature created the program to support Washington’s research institutions, organizations and clean energy technology companies. Primary goals are to: Provide a public benefit to the citizens of Washington through development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies that save energy and reduce energy costs, reduce harmful air emissions or otherwise increase energy independence for the
Commerce is taking additional measures to assist local firms in successfully winning government contracts with agencies in their own backyard.