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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Washington Department of Commerce awards $22.8 million for affordable housing projects.

Washington Department of Commerce awards $22.8 million for affordable housing projects.

  • December 14, 2018

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

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$10.5 million in grants awarded to 17 rural Washington communities

$10.5 million in grants awarded to 17 rural Washington communities

  • December 11, 2018

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;

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State board increases per-project caps for construction funding

State board increases per-project caps for construction funding

  • November 26, 2018

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

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Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.9 million toward rural broadband infrastructure

Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $2.9 million toward rural broadband infrastructure

  • September 25, 2018

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

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Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Grant Program

  • July 16, 2018

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

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