Commerce awards final 100 small business grants from initial Working Washington funds

Commerce awards final 100 small business grants from initial Working Washington funds

  • July 29, 2020

Emergency grants to businesses with up to 10 employees save over 5,500 jobs across the state; second round of funds available soon OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced the final group of grants from the first round of the Governor’s Working Washington Small Business emergency grant program to 100 very small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Businesses with up to 10 employees in 13 counties across the

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Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $3.2 million in seven counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $3.2 million in seven counties

  • July 16, 2020

State board awards funding to support community and economic development and rural broadband infrastructure in Cowlitz, Douglas, Grays Harbor, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish and Walla Walla counties. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $2,005,000 in low-interest loans and $1,170,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and broadband development in eight rural communities across

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$18 million available to bring broadband to unserved Washington communities

$18 million available to bring broadband to unserved Washington communities

  • July 13, 2020

State Public Works Board accepting grant and loan applications for broadband infrastructure construction projects OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board is accepting applications for broadband infrastructure construction grants and loans July 13 through Sept. 9. Approximately $9.1 million is available for low-interest loans and $8.6 million for grants. Cities, towns, counties, public port districts, special purpose districts, quasi-municipal corporations, tribes, nonprofit organizations, cooperative associations, limited liability corporations

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Final workshop on proposed rules for new Clean Commercial Building Standard is July 9

Final workshop on proposed rules for new Clean Commercial Building Standard is July 9

  • July 7, 2020

Commerce accepting comments on proposed rules and targets until July 23 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce hosts the final of 15 workshops this Thursday, July 9 related to rulemaking for the state’s Clean Commercial Building Standard. The  Clean Buildings bill (HB 1257, 2019), signed into law in May 2019, aims to lower costs and pollution from fossil fuel consumption in the state’s existing buildings, especially large

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Commerce, Child Care Aware team up to supply child care centers

Commerce, Child Care Aware team up to supply child care centers

  • July 7, 2020

$120,000 grant enables bulk purchasing plan to supply child care centers statewide with face coverings, cleaning supplies and more OLYMPIA, WA — As cleaning products and other staples for fighting the COVID-19 infection disappeared from store shelves in mid-March, Child Care Aware of Washington (CCAWA) recognized a pending supply crisis for child care providers. The non-profit took action, reaching out to suppliers to address immediate needs for items such as

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State Office of Homeless Youth awards $1.4 million in grants

State Office of Homeless Youth awards $1.4 million in grants

  • July 6, 2020

Ten grants totaling $1.4 million will provide additional long-term housing and behavioral health intervention services to young people across the state OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Office of Homeless Youth (OHY) at the Department of Commerce announced $1.4 million in grants to 10 organizations throughout the state for housing and services supporting the office’s goal to make sure that no young person spends a single night without a safe

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State awards $4.4 million for tribal victims of crime services initiative

State awards $4.4 million for tribal victims of crime services initiative

  • June 25, 2020

Washington’s Office of Crime Victims Advocacy announces final grant awards from federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding for crisis services, advocacy and outreach in 20 tribal communities OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program announced a final tranche of $691,810 in grants to five Washington state federally recognized tribes for the Tribal Victims of Crime Services Initiative beginning

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Commerce to provide funding for community child care projects

Commerce to provide funding for community child care projects

  • June 15, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the first round of a new competitive Child Care Partnership grant program. Funding will support grants up to $100,000 each for collaborative efforts that expand child care capacity in communities throughout the state. More than 1,100 child care centers have temporarily closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, bringing an existing crisis of scarcity to

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