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Grays Harbor County Awarded Funding

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Grants were awarded to projects in the following counties. See project details <http://www.rco.wa.gov/documents/press/2011/083-GrantLists.pdf>  

Asotin County……………………. $4,200,000

Benton County…………………… $3,064,342

Chelan County………………….. $4,398,255

Clallam County…………………….. $343,810

Clark County……………………… $1,633,878

Columbia County……………………. $30,844

Cowlitz County……………………… $479,000

Garfield County………………………. $40,000

Grant County………………………… $249,000

Grays Harbor County……………. $821,363

Island County…………………….. $1,305,122

Jefferson County……………….. $3,776,261

King County………………………. $5,917,863

Kitsap County…………………….. $3,399,642

Kittitas County……………………. $3,464,640

Klickitat County…………………….. $831,357

Lewis County………………………… $327,600

Mason County……………………. $1,736,495

Okanogan County………………… $820,050

Pacific County……………………. $4,130,000

Pend Oreille County……………… $100,000

Pierce County……………………. $6,498,829

San Juan County……………………. $47,525

Skagit County…………………….. $3,599,387

Snohomish County……………. $1,419,962

Spokane County………………… $3,959,564

Stevens County………………………. $26,500

Thurston County………………… $3,022,751

Wahkiakum County……………… $498,000

Walla Walla County………………… $96,000

Whatcom County……………….. $1,315,451

Whitman County…………………….. $96,000

Yakima County………………….. $2,663,449

Statewide…………………………… $1,085,000

Multiple Counties………………. $2,121,062

In all, the board received grant applications for more than 400 projects requesting about $200 million. The grants were reviewed and ranked during the past year. Panels of experts evaluated projects against dozens of different criteria, ranging from the need for a project, to its cost-effectiveness, to how well it was designed, to the level of demonstrated community support.

“The grants are competitive,” Chapman said. “There’s a tremendous need out there and we’re only able to fund about half of the projects requested each year. So the competitive process helps make sure we are funding only the best of the best projects.”

Grant recipients must provide their own matching funds, donated labor and other costs. Grant applicants are investing more than $48 million in matching resources, stretching the state’s limited dollars even further.

“It means the Legislature and local communities are making a significant contribution to ensuring Washington remains a great place for people, families and businesses,” Chapman said.

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