Public Works Board Funding Applications Open Now

The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) will accept funding applications for infrastructure construction projects now through 11:59 p.m. PT, July 7, 2023. Applications for pre-construction and emergency construction projects will be accepted until all allocated funds are exhausted.

Cities, towns, counties, special purpose districts, and quasi-municipal organizations may apply. Eligible infrastructure systems include streets and roads, bridges, domestic water, stormwater, sanitary sewer, and solid waste, recycling and organics.

Approximately $221 million is available for construction loans and grants, $7 million for pre-construction loans and grants, and $7 million for emergency loans and grants.

This is the first of two application cycles in the 2023-25 biennium. The PWB may award funds to projects passing threshold ratings based on a competitive ranking process. Rating and ranking for construction applications begins July 8, 2023 with awards expected in August 2023. The Board anticipates opening a subsequent funding cycle in 2024.

The Pre-construction Program is a competitive program open continuously beginning today with quarterly funding awards until all allocated funds are exhausted.

The emergency construction application cycle is open on a first-come, first-served basis, until the $7 million set aside for this program is exhausted.

Virtual application workshops May 10-11

The PWB encourages potential applicants to take advantage of virtual application workshops scheduled for May 10 and 11. No registration is required, and attendance is not required to submit a funding application.

Virtual workshop meeting links:

Workshops will be recorded and posted later on

Links to the ZoomGrants online application and more information are available on the Public Works Board traditional financing webpage

Questions? Contact Traditional Programs Director and Tribal Liaison Mark Rentfrow, (360) 529-6432 with questions.

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