Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Investment in 341 additional spaces supports Gov. Inslee’s 5-year plan to modernize state mental health systems with more community-based facilities OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues. These grant funds will help create 341 additional beds, including providing safe places for

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Washington State wins 2 out of 11 grants from HUD for youth homelessness programs, totaling $7 million

Washington State wins 2 out of 11 grants from HUD for youth homelessness programs, totaling $7 million

In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $43 million in grants to help end youth homelessness, and $7 million is coming to Washington state. Our state’s bold leadership and innovative approaches were rewarded for the second consecutive year, with two of just 11 grants awarded nationwide coming here. Last year, King County received one of the limited number of annual awards from the Youth Homeless

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Join Us to Celebrate Washington’s ABLE Program Launch!

Join Us to Celebrate Washington’s ABLE Program Launch!

Join us to celebrate Washington’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program launch! The celebration will be followed by a question-and-answer period. When: July 23 at 11 a.m. Where: Legislative Building, Columbia Room at the Washington State Capitol Campus, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504 | Parking information Washington State’s ABLE Savings Plan allows people with disabilities and their families to save for future expenses without losing their state and federal

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Clean Energy Fund energy efficiency and renewable energy program grants are now available

Clean Energy Fund energy efficiency and renewable energy program grants are now available

The Department of Commerce is now accepting Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requests for the Energy Grants to Non-Profit Lenders program. These Clean Energy Fund grants support the widespread use of proven energy efficiency and renewable energy – including transportation electrification technologies – that have been inhibited by lack of access to capital. More information, including the NOFO and FAQ’s, is available on our website: DEADLINE: Requests must be submitted via email to Commerce by 5

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2018 Governor’s Smart Communities Award Winners Announced

2018 Governor’s Smart Communities Award Winners Announced

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee today announced winners of the 2018 Smart Communities Awards.  Now in its 13th year, the program recognizes achievements by local leaders who promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure in Washington State. This year’s honorees include the first tribal project nominated for an award. “Outstanding local collaboration is key to creating sustainable communities with a

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Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

Millions of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credits go unclaimed each year – is some of it yours?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low to moderate incomes. OLYMPIA, WA – Workers earning up to $53,930 may be eligible to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). A tax return must be filed to get the credit, even if no tax is owed or filing a tax return is not required. Many people are eligible for this tax benefit, but

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