Grants & Job Skills Program (JSP) Funding

Contact your Regional Impact Washington Account Executive to discuss how we can connect you to national and regional funding sources. You can also reach out here to set-up a no-cost consultation on what might be available for your business.

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).  Learn More

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.  Learn More

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.

Schedule a no-cost