Commerce awards $1.96 million for Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization

Commerce awards $1.96 million for Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization

  • March 30, 2020

State capital grant will meet requirements of Trueblood court settlement by providing for construction a new 32-bed behavioral health facility OLYMPIA, WA —- The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the state Health Care Authority, has awarded $1.96 million to help fund construction of a new 32-bed behavioral health facility in Spokane. Operated by Pioneer Human Services, the Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility will include a medical

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State launches web form to clarify “essential” businesses under COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation

State launches web form to clarify “essential” businesses under COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation

  • March 25, 2020

A simple online form and comprehensive resources are available at www.coronavirus.wa.gov to answer questions from businesses and individuals about their essential/non-essential status. Camp Murray, WA – Washington state today launched an online form so businesses can get clarification or submit a request for inclusion as essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation. The proclamation goes into effect at midnight tonight, closing non-essential businesses for the next two weeks. State officials continue to

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U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

  • March 22, 2020

The Washington State Department of Commerce wants businesses in our state to know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its original disaster declaration to apply to all Washington small businesses, regardless of county. These low-interest loans for working capital are now available to any small businesses suffering economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. SBA disaster assistance is now available in all counties within the state of Washington.

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Commerce announces new emergency housing grant for counties

Commerce announces new emergency housing grant for counties

  • March 19, 2020

Funds are available immediately OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce is making $30 million in funding immediately accessible to every county under a new grant. This funding will help local governments create housing necessary for quarantine, isolation, and additional sanitation to address the COVID-19 pandemic. “Upfront, the requirement is simple: coordinate with your local public health department and cities, and get going,” said Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce

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Washington Broadband Office Director named to FCC group on agriculture

Washington Broadband Office Director named to FCC group on agriculture

  • March 17, 2020

Russ Elliott to serve on national group focusing on technology in precision agriculture connectivity OLYMPIA, WA – Russ Elliott, director of the Washington State Office of Broadband, has been chosen to serve on a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) work group that will examine connectivity and technology needs in precision agriculture. In consultation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the FCC last week set up the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force.

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