Commerce awards millions for infrastructure projects needed in 20 rural communities

Community Development Block Grants fund high-priority local projects, including public water, sewer, emergency and fire protection systems, streets, and more.


Last updated 9/23/2021 at 10:09am

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced 20 rural cities, towns and counties will receive a total of more than $11.4 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2021. The 22 projects funded will:

improve rural water, sewer, streets, community facilities and fire protection systems,

support affordable housing and economic development and

complete community planning for asset management, recreation and growth.

Grants include funding for critical fire and emergency facility projects in Malden, Republic and Colville, all communities struggling...

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