Open Manufacturing Grants and JOB SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS (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. 


Lean and Green - America Works Grant

Principals of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation/Lean & Green 101

No cost one-day workshops explore lean practices and environmental methods to decrease operating costs and reduce pollutants. Workshops participants must fall within the following classification minority-owned, women-owned, BIPOC-owned, LBGTQ+owned or reside in a rural part of the state.  Workshop funded by the America Works Grant.

LeaRn more about Grant and How To Apply 

Lean and Green - Ecology Grant

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 PROGRAMS

Washington State Safe Start EDA Grant

Unique Collaboration of Public, Private and Philanthropic Organizations to Keep Small Businesses Open and Protected.

Our no-cost technical support is part of a federal grant package that supports statewide Safe Start projects to restart businesses, equitably rebuild our economy and strengthen our resilience against future downturns. The grant funds support a number of initiatives ultimately aimed at helping Washington small businesses and strengthening core industry clusters. Some of the projects are new, but several build from existing efforts with the collaboration partners.

Holistically, the program provides a broad range of support to help businesses address key areas of need, such as prevention of COVID infection and transmission, and make connections to financial resources for immediate and future resiliency:

  • Restart projects such as Impact Washington no-cost Preventative/Health Assessment include technical assistance for businesses to reopen and stay open safely.
  • Rebuild projects provide businesses an array of training and coaching services to help them retool or rethink their operations.

Every small and medium-sized manufacturer can apply for technical assistance, and we encourage all in the underserved and underrepresented businesses (BIPOC, Women, LGBTQ, super small and RURAL) to apply. 

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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. 

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 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT JSP GRANTS

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 about Voucher Program