Join NPBA’s Greg McCarry on Coffee with Colleen on Wednesday

Join NPBA’s Greg McCarry on Coffee with Colleen on Wednesday, March 2nd at 8am:

Greg McCarry of Westerra Homes and NPBA will be addressing House Bill 1770 and how it affects the building industry and our county.

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Upcoming: March 9th- Josh Weiss, NOLA Lobbyist discusses the 2022 Legislative session
Clallam EDC Annual Gala March 18th: BUY GALA TICKETS HERE
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. 
GRANTS…
Lifeboat 3 Application Portal is Now Closed.
Coming in March 2022- Early Learning Facilities (ELF) grant.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE’S (ELFINFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

English presentation Register now12:30pm – 2pm on Feb. 28

Presentación en Español Regístrate ahora 6-7:30pm

el 1ero de Marzo Bandhigista Af-Soomaaliga 
Hadda isdiiwaangeli 6 – 7:30 galabnimo Febraayo 28

Learn more about grant funding for minor renovations to existing buildings used by childcare providers. Providers must be licensed or certified by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) on or before March 23, 2020.The grants should support childcare providers so they can maintain or expand operations during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency. 
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 Employees

Are you looking to provide health insurance for your employees? Here are a few Washington State options!Business Health TrustOne Redmond 
Clallam County Free Food Resources

WSU Extension has provided a comprehensive list of free food resources for Clallam county. To download the list click the button below.You can also find this and other resources at chooseclallamfirst.com/communityrelief

Free Food Resources
Since 1981, the private, 501(c)(6) nonprofit EDC has been priority-focused on recruiting quality new businesses to Clallam County while retaining the existing businesses and assisting in expansion. The EDC supports companies in creating new jobs and to grow the economy and infrastructure of our rural county and Washington State.

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