Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $6.75 million in Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat and Whitman counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $6.75 million in Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat and Whitman counties

State funds will leverage more than $1 billion in private and local resources expected to create and retain 210 high-wage jobs. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $6.6 million in low-interest loans and $150,000 in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat and Whitman counties. Among the projects awarded funding…

Commerce awards $5.6 million for vital community facility and infrastructure projects in five rural counties

Commerce awards $5.6 million for vital community facility and infrastructure projects in five rural counties

Port Townsend early learning and family support center among high-priority local projects awarded Community Development Block Grants. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that five cities and counties will receive a total of $5.6 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The CDBG program funds a wide range of local projects, including public water, sewer, emergency and fire protection systems, streets, housing, food pantries and more.…

Washington State Public Works Board approves over $220 million in construction loans

Washington State Public Works Board approves over $220 million in construction loans

Broadway Bridge replacement in Conconully and Tacoma’s Links to Opportunity streetscape among the community infrastructure projects awarded funding statewide OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board approved over $220 million in funding for local community infrastructure projects at its Friday, Sept. 8 meeting. Awards from the Board’s traditional construction program will support vital public infrastructure across six different systems: streets and roads, bridges, domestic water, stormwater, sanitary sewers, and solid…

US Dept. of Energy awards Washington $23.4 million to strengthen and modernize critical electric infrastructure

US Dept. of Energy awards Washington $23.4 million to strengthen and modernize critical electric infrastructure

OLYMPIA, WA  – On Sept. 5, 2023, Washington state received a $23.4 million Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to modernize the electric grid and reduce impacts due to extreme weather and natural disasters. Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants aim to ensure the reliability of power sector infrastructure so that communities have access to affordable, reliable, clean electricity. “Electricity is…

Washington Public Works Board approves $4.37 million for eight critical infrastructure projects

Washington Public Works Board approves $4.37 million for eight critical infrastructure projects

Funding will support pre-construction activities in Benton, Clark, Douglas, King, Kitsap, Okanogan and Walla Walla Counties. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board last Friday approved $4.37 million for pre-construction projects in eight Washington communities. The awards support roads and streets, domestic water, sanitary sewer, and solid waste, recycling and organics infrastructure. The Board considered eight pre-construction applications from local jurisdictions seeking a total of $4,368,630, all of which…

Washington Broadband Office to host monthly meetings on $1.2 billion federal funding rollout

Washington Broadband Office to host monthly meetings on $1.2 billion federal funding rollout

Stay up to date on Washington’s Internet for All initiative, bringing affordable and reliable internet access to every community Olympia, WA– The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week announced state allocations for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. Washington received $1.23 billion to bring affordable and reliable Internet for All. These new federal funds pair with ongoing work on the state’s BEAD five-year action plan and a Statewide Digital Equity Plan…

Washington Public Works Board opens application for $13.5 million in broadband project funding

Washington Public Works Board opens application for $13.5 million in broadband project funding

Low-interest loans available for broadband construction projects in unserved areas of Washington state OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) today opened applications for broadband construction funding offering a total of $13.5 million in low-interest loans for projects in unserved areas of the state. “The Public Works Board continues to make broadband access in unserved areas a priority with the availability of these very low-interest loans,” said Board…

Community Economic revitalization Board invests more than $10 million in three counties

Community Economic revitalization Board invests more than $10 million in three counties

State funds leverage over $127 million in private and local resources expected to create and retain 185 high-wage jobs. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $8.75 million in low-interest loans and $1.35 million in grants for economic development and public infrastructure improvements intended to spur business growth and job creation in Adams, Snohomish and Spokane counties. Adams County – $3.75 million loan and…

Broadband infrastructure investments promise access to high-speed internet connections for nearly 15,000 Washington households

Broadband infrastructure investments promise access to high-speed internet connections for nearly 15,000 Washington households

The Washington State Broadband Office awarded $121 million in grants that will provide connections to unserved and underserved communities statewide. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Broadband Office today announced over $121 million in grants for 19 broadband construction projects that will deliver reliable, high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities across the state. “Broadband access is essential infrastructure, providing a critical gateway to education, health care, social and…

Washington State Public Works Board opens applications for $235 million in funding

Washington State Public Works Board opens applications for $235 million in funding

Grants and low-interest loans available for construction, pre-construction and emergency public infrastructure projects OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Public Works Board this week opened applications for three funding programs offering a total of $235 million in grants and low-interest loans for public infrastructure projects. This is the first of two application cycles in the 2023-25 biennium. A subsequent funding round is expected to open in 2024. Cities, towns, counties, special purpose…