Grants & JSP

Manufacturing Grants, Vouchers and Job Skills Training Program (JSP)

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. 

Small Manufacturers Growth and Support Grant

Consulting and Training to Assist Small Manufacturers in Their Development and Growth

Impact Washington offers small manufacturers (up to 20 employees) across the state the opportunity to have up to 80 hours of direct consulting / training at no cost to the manufacturers.

In 2023, thanks to the SBIF grant from the Department of Commerce, Impact Washington delivered more than 2,300 hours of training / consulting to more than 40 super small companies across the state, with a market value close to $650,000.

Due to the massive success of the SBIF program, Impact Washington’s Board of Directors decided to continue the effort and fund the Small Manufacturer Growth and Support Program.


LeaRn more about Grant and How To Apply 

Lean and Green - Ecology Program

Lean into Sustainability with Impact Washington and the 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 program can cover up to 50%-80% (up to $24k) of the project consulting fees (depending on the potential environmental savings).


Job Skills Program (JSP)

Develop and Maintain a Skilled Workforce 

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. 

Job Skills Program Priorities: All 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 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.

View 2021-2023 Job Skills Program Progress Report Here


Export Voucher Program

Grow Your Export Business by Leveraging STEP Vouchers

Qualifying companies who are new to exports or entering new markets can get up to $10,000 to offset expenses. Funded in part by the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program, the vouchers can be used to defray trade show or trade mission fees, airfare, interpreter and translation services, export training programs and more. See the STEP flyer for details

Learn More about Voucher Program