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Training skilled workers on windfarm
Grants and Loans

Application period now open for Skilled Worker Training Program

Washington Skilled Worker Awareness Program is created to increase the state’s skilled workforce by raising awareness of, and enrollment in, accredited educational, occupational, state-approved pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship and similar education and training programs. Application deadline: Feb. 21.

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Saving money for a home expense
Grants and Loans

New Home Rehab Loan Program – Rural Low-Income Home Owners

This program will provide deferred loans up to $40,000 to rural, low-income households that need repairs and improvements on their primary residence for health, safety or durability. Homeowners earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible. Eligible improvements include rot removal, foundation/structural improvements, energy improvements, lead paint and asbestos work, improvements for handicapped persons, repair or replacement of major housing systems, emergency storm repairs, seismic retrofits

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Landlord Mitigation Program
Grants and Loans

Landlord Mitigation Program

Washington state’s Landlord Mitigation Law (RCW 43.31.605) became effective on June 7, of 2018 to provide landlords with an incentive and added security to work with tenants receiving rental assistance. The program offers up to $1,000 to the landlord in reimbursement for some potentially required move-in upgrades, up to fourteen days’ rent loss and up to $5,000 in qualifying damages caused by a tenant during tenancy.

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Grants and Loans

Rural Broadband Program

The Community Economic Revitalization Board is now providing low-interest loans and grants to local governments and federal recognized tribes to construct broadband infrastructure that will provide high-speed, open-access broadband service.

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