Grants & Job Skills Program (JSP) Funding

CONTACT A REGIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN CONNECT YOU TO NATIONAL AND REGIONAL FUNDING SOURCES. 

One-On-One Industry Cybersecurity Support For Washington State Businesses that are in the Department of Defense (DoD) Supply

Please consider participating in Impact Washington's Pilot Program to assist Washington State based businesses, who are in the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, to comply with cybersecurity requirements. This program offers a grant covering up to 80% of the costs for Security Gap Analysis, creating a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), developing a draft System Security Plan (SSP), and other assistance to help companies prepare for emerging Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity supplier requirements, including Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) assessment.

Learn More About One-On-One Cybersecurity Support 

Lean into Sustainability with Impact Washington and  Washington State Department of Ecology

By using lean practices and environmental methods to decrease operating costs and reduce pollutants, this program can improve your productivity and enhance the competitiveness of your business. Make your operations Lean and Green to stay ahead of the curve.

For facilities that use, release, or throw away certain toxic chemicals, an Ecology grant can cover up to 50%-80% (up to $24k) of the project consulting fees (depending on the potential environmental savings).

Learn More About Lean and Green Funds

Shellfish Seed Grant

Agreement with Impact Washington through The Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants. 

Grant funds available to support the shellfish industry by introducing a program targeted specifically for shellfish growers. The program will provide small business grants to struggling growers to enable them to purchase larvae and seed to plant in Washington.

Apply Here

DFARS and Understanding the DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) Training Grant

The grant is from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (DoD - OEA), supported by the Washington State Department of Commerce. This partnership between The Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness and Impact Washington proposes a unique collaboration to provide awareness and training to companies throughout the state.

Learn about CMMC Readiness Training 

Impact Washington COVID-19 Manufacturer Recovery Assistance Funds

Impact Washington is inviting Washington based US Small-and medium-sized manufacturers (SME's) to apply for CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds. These funds provide services that directly support a manufacturer's ability to recover from the coronavirus. The available funds are awarded through the Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Through a formal Request for Applications, Impact Washington applied to the NIST MEP Emergency Assistance Program for a portion of the nearly $50 million allocated. We were awarded $1.2 million in Recovery Funds.

Learn More About Recovery Funds

COVID-19 Manufacturing Grants and Loans

Please visit our COVID-19 Financial Guidance & Resource Page to learn more about what's available as a result of this crisis. 

Open Manufacturing Grants and Loans

Impact Washington administers numerous federal, state and local grants. Bookmark this page and check back often to find information about currently available funds that you may be eligible to apply for. Browse all of our programs or view our solutions pages for information about all grants and loans available through Impact Washington.

Export Voucher

Up to $5,000 for your exporting needs.

The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher program, funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program, offers qualified companies new to exporting or expanding into new export markets up to $5,000 for export-related expenses (a minimum 25% cash match is required). 

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Job Skills Program (JSP)

Attracting, developing, and maintaining a skilled workforce is a challenge faced by many employers in Washington’s targeted industry clusters. Washington’s Job Skills Program (JSP) serves to develop the skills of new or existing workers, retain and grow living wage jobs, and help companies improve their competitiveness to strengthen Washington’s economy.

Funds are awarded on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. Applications are reviewed by a standing sub-committee of the Workforce Training Customer Advisory Committee. 

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Job Skills Program Priorities

Industry clusters are supported by the Job Skills Program whenever possible, and awards are spread to all corners of the state, including rural areas.

Job Skills resources are also concentrated:

  • where there is a shortage of skilled labor to meet businesses’ needs;
  • where upgrading employee skills is necessary to avoid layoffs;
  • where training incumbent workers for advancement creates new vacancies;
  • where new businesses or industry clusters need a skilled labor pool; and
  • in economically disadvantaged communities with high unemployment.
Job Skills Program Shared Investments

JSP is a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program, and at least 50% of training expenses are covered by the business through cash and/or in-kind payments. Lasting working relationships develop between the business and the educational institution as both parties engage in the development and implementation of a training plan.

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