Economic Development Grants support business recruitment and retention projects connected to the creation of direct family-wage jobs. Community Revitalization Grants target projects which revitalize downtown business districts and increase local economic activity. Grants from both of these programs must be used for infrastructure construction.
In September 2012, CERB also awarded nine Community Revitalization Micro-grants totaling $154,745. Micro grants are less than $20,000 each and required no local matching funds, creating a unique opportunity for small communities to implement meaningful local projects.
“As our broader economy continues to rebound, state investments in these local infrastructure projects are essential for communities to pursue their goals for business development and job growth,” said Department of Commerce Director Rogers Weed.
For more information about CERB and to view the list of grant recipients, visit www.commerce.wa.gov/cerb.