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Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants

The Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants program, administered by Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), aims to increase the number of manufacturing and research and development jobs in Washington State. Our overarching goal is to accelerate innovation and help create jobs in every region of the state. This particular grant program, with a total of $2 million in funds, is specifically designed to support the development of regional cluster acceleration strategies by fostering an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Individual businesses and industrial innovation cluster organizations (also referred to as “innovation clusters” or “clusters” in this document and in the application forms) are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants are eligible for awards of $200,000 to $400,000.

The Department of Commerce will determine the total amount of each grant, and will award up to 10 grants total. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate the availability of matching funds or capital investment to implement any proposed development work or expansions from projects funded by grant awards.

There are two application types available for this program: one form designated for individual businesses, and a second form designated for innovation cluster organizations. For the purposes of this program, a cluster is defined as an existing innovation cluster under Commerce’s Innovation Cluster Accelerator or an entity that is proposing a cluster-related program or project. For more information on innovation clusters, see What is a cluster? - Washington State Innovation Cluster Accelerator (icapwashingtonstate.org).

Applicants are encouraged to contact their local economic development partner, also known as an Associate Development Organizations to seek support for their application. You can find the local ADO responsible for your area via this link: https://www.commerce.wa.gov/growing-the-economy/local-economic-partnerships/

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to eligible applicants as funding remains.

 

For more details regarding this program, eligibility, and applications – visit Commerce’s website: Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants - Funding the development of regional cluster acceleration strategies and manufacturing growth - Washington State Department of Commerce
 

This opportunity is also available on WEBS by logging into your account and searching the Customer Reference number: EMG_Grants_2022 at https://pr-webs-vendor.des.wa.gov/

 

For additional questions regarding this program, please contact:

Radi Simeonova, Managing Director – Business Development
radi.simeonova@commerce.wa.gov 
Phone: (206) 256-6114
2001 6th Avenue, Suite 2600, Seattle, WA 98101

Closing Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
Organization: 
Washington State Department of Commerce
Point of Contact: 
radi.simeonova@commerce.wa.gov