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.
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).
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.
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.
U.S.D.A. Rural Enterprise Grant
The Workforce Board and Impact Washington were recently awarded an $80,000, one-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to survey agriculture-related manufacturers, processors, and packagers in 10 rural Washington counties. Ag-related firms will be asked whether they have access to sufficient educational resources for their employees, and what types of skills-training and classes they would like to see offered in their area. More details can be found here.
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