Commerce awards $1.7 million in planning grants to address housing affordability statewide

Commerce awards $1.7 million in planning grants to address housing affordability statewide

Funding will support housing strategies to increase urban residential building capacity and streamline development regulation in 28 communities across Washington state. OLYMPIA, WA – Decades of underbuilding homes at all income levels has created a supply and demand imbalance playing out today in the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in communities across Washington state. One study suggests the shortage is more than 225,000 units. To help communities address this growing…

Recovery Residences

The Department of Commerce is soliciting applications to establish new Level II or Level III recovery residences, as classified by the National Association of Recovery Residences. Eligible applicants may be existing operators of Level II or Level III recovery residences OR non-profit behavioral health providers or housing providers that wish to establish new Level II or Level III recovery residences. The funding opportunity opens on May 16, 2022. The funding…

Request for Proposals – Housing Stability for Youth in Courts Grant

Up to $625,000 is available for a minimum of six counties to implement the Housing Stability for Youth in Court (H-SYNC) program. The H-SYNC program is a prevention model designed to identify youth at risk of homelessness within the juvenile court system and refer them and their families to needed prevention, intervention, and housing services. This solicitation is intended to result in a single contract of no more than $625,000…

Commerce awards $17.5 million in infrastructure funding to boost affordable housing development in 11 counties

Commerce awards $17.5 million in infrastructure funding to boost affordable housing development in 11 counties

Grants fund utility connection fees and improvements needed to connect affordable housing to municipal water and sewer. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $17.5 million in funding for 26 projects that will support the development of nearly 2,100 affordable housing units throughout the state. Funds will lower the effective cost of development by about $8,000 for each housing unit. “The communities receiving grant funds have…

Commerce invests $43.2 million to help address significant need for more early learning spaces in Washington state

Commerce invests $43.2 million to help address significant need for more early learning spaces in Washington state

Grants will fund the acquisition, renovation, planning and new construction of 69 high-quality early learning facilities across 22 counties OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) announced $43.2 million in grants to 69 early learning projects across the state. The grants provide financial assistance to allow Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) contractors and Working Connections…

Find Ventures and Department of Commerce announce Equitable Innovations Accelerator Cohort

Find Ventures and Department of Commerce announce Equitable Innovations Accelerator Cohort

Ten tech startup founders will form the inaugural cohort and receive up to $100K in philanthropic funding. SEATTLE— After reviewing over a hundred applications, Find Ventures is excited to announce the 10 companies selected to participate in a founder-focused startup accelerator program that will begin in April 2022. Last year, Find Ventures in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce, announced its plans to launch a new Equitable Innovations…

Commerce announces latest round of state investments in new and novel clean energy technology projects powered by diverse public-private partnerships

Commerce announces latest round of state investments in new and novel clean energy technology projects powered by diverse public-private partnerships

Competitive process identifies 10 proposed research, development and demonstration projects to receive $8.5 million in Clean Energy Fund grants OLYMPIA, WA – Making green hydrogen fuel from captured Co2, water and electricity for a quiet, clean portable alternative to diesel-powered generators. Repurposing retired electric bus batteries. Creating next-generation batteries. Recycling wind turbine blade materials to create new products. Using food and forest waste in new ways and to train workers…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board lands $65 million in new capital budget

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board lands $65 million in new capital budget

Clallam, Pacific, Spokane and Yakima Counties awarded latest round of $200,000 in CERB planning grants today OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) received $40 million for economic development funding and $25 million for community broadband funding in the 2022 supplemental capital budget. These historic levels of funding arrive as CERB celebrates 40 years and will assist rural communities and Tribes in building their economic futures.…

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $5.1 million in four counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $5.1 million in four counties

Port of Pasco clean energy project, expected to create over 400 jobs, is among four projects approved for funding at the CERB January meeting. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $3,937,996 in low-interest loans and $1,136,999 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements. Projects awarded funding are located in Franklin, Jefferson, Okanogan, and Skamania counties and will spur business growth and…