Housing Trust Fund program soliciting applications for affordable housing projects

Housing Trust Fund program soliciting applications for affordable housing projects

  • June 17, 2019

The Department of Commerce’s Housing Finance Unit announces Stage 2 Applications for new affordable housing projects seeking capital funding are now being solicited. The 2019 Stage 2 Funding Round is intended primarily for applicants seeking to build new affordable housing units or to acquire existing housing to be converted to affordable housing. Applications will be considered for: Multifamily rental and homeownership projects seeking capital financing from the Washington State Housing

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Commerce awards $8.2 million for wide range of clean energy innovation projects 

Commerce awards $8.2 million for wide range of clean energy innovation projects 

  • June 13, 2019

Competitive process identifies 10 proposed research, development and demonstration projects for Clean Energy Fund grants of $93,000 to $2.3 million OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced over $8.2 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to 10 proposed projects that will support research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in Washington. All grants must be matched at least dollar-for-dollar with other sources

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Public Works Board now accepting loan applications

Public Works Board now accepting loan applications

  • June 12, 2019

New funding available for construction, pre-construction and emergency loans for public infrastructure projects OLYMPIA, Wash. –The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for infrastructure construction and pre-construction loans, now through midnight, July 12. Cities, counties, special purpose districts and quasi-municipal organizations may apply. Infrastructure systems eligible for the very low-interest state loans include domestic water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and recycling, roads and streets, bridges and storm water.

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Commerce awards $1 million to support small businesses in life sciences and health IT

Commerce awards $1 million to support small businesses in life sciences and health IT

  • May 29, 2019

Washington Research Foundation awarded $800K to establish new Life Sciences Revolving Loan Fund; Greater Spokane Inc. and Life Science Washington Institute each receive $100K for additional programs OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $1 million in grants to The Washington Research Foundation, Greater Spokane Incorporated and Life Science Washington Institute to support small business development programs in the life sciences and health IT sector. The

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State support helps add Cruise to growing list of autonomous vehicle companies in Washington

State support helps add Cruise to growing list of autonomous vehicle companies in Washington

  • April 23, 2019

Gov. Inslee, Department of Commerce, Greater Seattle Partners collaborate to support location of Cruise office in Bellevue, adding up to 200 engineering jobs OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today confirmed that Cruise, an autonomous vehicle (AV) company, plans to open an office in Bellevue, adding to a growing list of nearly two dozen AV technology firms in Washington state. A $200,000 grant from the governor’s economic

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Commerce awards $1.6 million for solar energy projects

Commerce awards $1.6 million for solar energy projects

  • April 18, 2019

One Energy Development, Peninsula Light Company and TUUSSO Energy win latest round of state Clean Energy Fund grants targeting expansion of solar energy around the state OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) today announced over $1.6 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to three projects that will advance the development of solar energy in Washington. “Since 2013, state Clean Energy Fund investments have

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Commerce announces $10.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants for grid modernization

Commerce announces $10.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants for grid modernization

  • April 16, 2019

Four utility projects will advance Washington state’s leading efforts in clean and renewable energy technology innovation for building a more efficient, resilient and economical power grid.  OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce has selected four proposed electric grid modernization projects to receive grants from the Washington Clean Energy Fund.  Pending final contracts, Avista, Orcas Power and Light, Puget Sound Energy and Tacoma Power are eligible for a total of

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State grant helps international food processor expand, add jobs in Othello

State grant helps international food processor expand, add jobs in Othello

  • April 15, 2019

Adams County Development Council receives $100K from Commerce to support $4.8 million investment by SVZ-USA in state-of-the-art food processing facility, adding 17 new manufacturing jobs OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 grant to the Adams County Development Council from Gov. Inslee’s Economic Development Strategic Reserve Fund to support the expansion of SVZ-USA Washington Inc., the only North American subsidiary of Netherlands-based specialty food processor SVZ

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Upcoming: Electrification of Transportation Systems Public Comment Opportunity

Upcoming: Electrification of Transportation Systems Public Comment Opportunity

  • March 18, 2019

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

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Tool Gauge taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with expansion

Tool Gauge taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with expansion

  • January 22, 2019

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

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