Grant funding to support project-ready industrial sites across Washington

The Industrial Site Readiness grant is designed to enhance large scale site development by providing funding for various site readiness services, which will boost the state’s portfolio of project-ready sites and attract new investment.

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Industrial Site Readiness program offers $2 million in grant funding and is open to public entities statewide, including city and county governments, port districts, and Native American Tribal governments. The program will provide between $200,000 and $500,000 for awardees to develop large manufacturing sites, or to safely clean up and sustainably revitalize brownfield sites in a manner that aligns with the state’s economic development goals. This is a deliverable-based grant. Further details are included in the Site Readiness Grant Program Guidelines.


First Review Period/First Round of Funding:

  • Application Deadline: March 21, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
  • First review will start on March 25th prioritizing applicants prepared to utilize funding through June 30, 2024.
  • The first round of grants is estimated to be awarded in April 2024, subject to change.
  • Applicants who demonstrate at least partial deliverable before June 30, 2024 will be prioritized during first review.
  • To be considered for the first review, the applicant must provide a body of work tied to at least $200,000 dollars by June 30, 2024. The intent is to have deliverables met before June 30 in each fiscal year due to spend down requirements for the funding. Contracts can run through June of 2025.

Second Review Period/Second Round of Funding:

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Contract performance period: Performance period is July 1st, 2024 to June 30th, 2025.

Eligible uses of the awards

  • Engineering Studies – Includes design and planning of on- and off-site infrastructure improvements.
  • Permitting – Includes assistance in reviewing existing zoning, permitting or other regulatory issues as well as pre-permitting activities.
  • Site Due Diligence – Includes SEPA-related activities. Studies related to specific site issues including traffic, archaeological, topographical, geotechnical, cultural or business attraction planning for underdeveloped rural areas are eligible.

See previous round awardees here.

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