|Join Geologist Corina Allen who created the Olympic Peninsula Tsunami Inundation Maps and Video on Coffee with Colleen on Wednesday, Feb 16th at 8am: |
Chief Hazards Geologist, Corina Allen, from the Department of Natural Resources will review the Clallam County’s recently released Tsunami Inundation Maps and videos depicting expected impacts to waterfront communities in Clallam County from a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
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|Was Your Household or Business Financially Impacted by Nov 13 & Nov 15 Rain Storms? If so, there is FEMA Flooding Assistance to Support You: A recent article from the Peninsula Daily News outlines the 3 Disaster Recovery Center’s locations and times. This assistance is available to affected individuals and businesses in Clallam County and the Quileute Tribe. |
If you are a resident or business owner who sustained damages in the November floods, you can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover.
|Are You Interested in Exporting to Southeast Asia, Australia or New Zealand? — Join Tomorrow over Zoom: The Department of Commerce is hosting an upcoming webinar for Washington state small businesses on how to export to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. This is a great opportunity for any small business interested in learning more about the markets and opportunities to sell their products and services abroad. Attached is the flyer with registration details and below is a brief summary of the session. Introduction to Exporting: Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand|
February 15, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Join the Washington State Department of Commerce, Orissa International, and Foley & Associates to learn how to tap into Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as a potential markets for your products and services.
Topics covered will include: Market Overviews on Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam), Australia, and New Zealand Opportunities and Challenges in market Export Services available for small businesses
|Lifeboat 3 Application Portal is Now Closed.|
|The Port of Seattle has Announced they are Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Tourism Marketing Support Program!|
|Local communities, destination marketing organizations, ports, chambers of commerce, tribal organizations and non-profits within Washington state are encouraged to apply with proposals targeting out-of-state visitors via the use of Port facilities: SEA Airport, cruise terminals, or recreational marinas. |
Application documents and submittal instructions can be found at VendorConnect. Search by procurement number 22-14. All Application Forms and Project Proposals are due no later than 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Submit emailed applications to email@example.com.
Tourism plays a vital role to Washington’s economy as the 5th largest industry in the state. For details on the 2022 Tourism Marketing Support Program, you are invited to attend one of our Information Sessions. If interested, please register for one of the following options: February 10, 2022 from 10 – 11 a.m.
To attend, please REGISTER HERE!
|Coming in March 2022- Early Learning Facilities (ELF) grant. |
WA State Dept. of Commerce’s Early Learning Facilities (ELF) program will open a new funding round for eligible child care providers in early March. Grants will be available for minor renovations and small capital purchases.
Visit our Website for more Information.
|A Guide to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: A bipartisan Infrastructure law passed in mid-November, is historic in its size – the largest ever investments in broadband, rail and transit, clean energy, and water which allocated funding to over 350 distinct programs across more than a dozen federal departments and agencies.|
Download the Guide Here
|Other Good Stuff…|
|FFC Affordable Connectivity Program: On Dec. 31, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Affordable Connectivity Program. This program, created by Congress in the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, is a longer-term replacement for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This investment in broadband affordability will help ensure households can afford the internet connections they need for work, school, health care and more.|
The ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
Enrollment in the ACP is now open for households with at least one member qualifying under any of the following criteria:Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline.
Participates in tribal-specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision.
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income program.
The 9 million households fully enrolled in the EBB program as of Dec. 31, 2021, will continue to receive their current monthly benefit until March 1, 2022. More information about steps current EBB recipients must take to continue receiving the ACP benefit after March 1, 2022, will be available in the coming weeks.
For application questions, email ACPSupport@usac.org or call 877-384-2575.
|Resources for Employer Health Insurance for EmployeesAre you looking to provide health insurance for your employees? Here are a few Washington State options!Business Health TrustOne Redmond|