Clallam PUD on Coffee with Colleen & Updates

Join Sean Worthington, the General Manager of Clallam PUD, and John Purvis, the Asst General Manager, as they share their infrastructure plans that support the majority of Clallam County:
We’ll discuss topics such as:
Transformers: Do we have enough transformers? Has that affected housing development? What in the supply chain caused this lack of supply? What is the PUD doing to help alleviate the issue?
Power Expansion: Where does the PUD have power reserves? How does the Bonneville Power Administration affect the PUD’s power expansion?
Public Water Expansion: What’s the status of water rights being approved for the public well in Carlsborg? Are there other locations the PUD would like to expand their water services?
Broadband: What is the PUD’s role regarding broadband expansion in our County? How does the PUD see services like Starlink affecting their role, if any?

Please Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89474510306?pwd=VlIrRHh5RG1nYVh3V3JXRzFSMmRodz09 

Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306Passcode: 187447
One tap mobile+12532158782,,89474510306#,,,,*187447# US (Tacoma) 
Dial by your location – 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)

Upcoming Guests:
July 6 – Representative Derek Kilmer
July 14 – Marsha Massey on Tourism data in Clallam
July 20 – Jamestown EDA on new Developments
July 27 – Olympic Game Farm – Robert Beebe
August 3 – First Federal Community Foundation
August 17 – Bill Dowling from Olympic Workforce Development Council

*Photography Notice: Be aware that by participating in the Clallam EDC’s event, “Coffee with Colleen,” you are automatically authorizing the Clallam County Economic Development Council and its employees and agents to use your name, photograph, voice or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of EDC including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, and promotion of the EDC and its various programs.
2022 State Revenues Now Forecasted to Exceed Budgeted Levels by $1.45 Billion!
Washington’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council unveiled their quarterly forecast of economic activity and revenues. Attached is a summary of key data and trends from the forecast. State tax collections are expected to grow by 11.6% between 2021 and 2022. 
The forecast calls for slower tax revenue growth of 0.5% from 2022-2023. 

Notably, the Council does not predict a recession but points out that inflation, interest rates, gas prices and the Russia-Ukraine crisis could tip the economy downward. If this trend continues, the Legislature will enter the 2023 session in a solid fiscal position, particularly with the federal relief funds that remain available to the State.  
For the Full Report Click Here:
Tell the State How Your Business is Faring: Please Consider Taking this Anonymous Business Pulse Survey from the Washington State Dept of Commerce – The link expires this Friday.
https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/ff507850eb4e470eb5bf4e48c2c57e44 
This survey is anonymous, and the only required information is that they select their County from the drop-down list so we can run a County specific report.
Grants…
Important notice to grant applicants! The federal government recently changed its requirements for businesses and organizations receiving federal funds in the form of grants. It no longer uses the DUNS (Data Universal Number System) and has shifted to a new system known as the UEI (Unique Entity Identifier).

As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a UEI, which replaces the DUNS Number. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now. You may apply for grants without one but cannot receive funds until you have an UEI. 
Click here to apply now Click Here to Learn More
OPEN Now – Festival & Events Grants: The Washington Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Washington Festivals and Events Association (WFEA) and Arts WA, is administering a $3.5 million grant program to provide festivals, events and celebrations across the state with relief disruptions caused by COVID. This grant program supports “legacy-level” community events, festivals, civic and holiday celebrations, cultural and heritage events, music festivals, and street and arts fairs in communities with populations of 100,000 or less. Funding supports the 2022 calendar year.

Grants are designed to either restart and stabilize “legacy-level” festivals and events suspended in 2020 and 2021, recover from disruptions and losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or both. Covered expenses include deposits on infrastructure (security, temporary fencing, staging, lights, sound equipment, etc.) and staff and labor costs. Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000. Award amounts are based on need and demonstrated losses. “Legacy-level” is defined as established festivals and events that have been held for five years or more in a community.

As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a Universal Entity Identifier (UEI), which replaces the DUNS Number. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now. You can apply for the grant without one but will need an UEI if you are a grantee. The application period closes July 1 at 5 p.m.
Download Grant Guidelines: HERE
Ready to apply? Go to the Application Portal.
STILL – COMING SOON – Working Washington Grants: Round 5
$70 million was appropriated by the legislature for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5, with $45 million of the appropriation directed to eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations in the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues. $25 million will be directed at most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria, with additional details to be shared in the coming weeks:
*Active for-profit or non-profit business or organization, with a UBI or EIN number, and physically located in Washington State.
*Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak
*Have been in operation prior to December 31, 2020
*Have not reported annual gross receipts of more than $5,000,000 in calendar year 2019
*Minimum total revenues of at least $10,000 in 2019 or 2020.
*Have not permanently closed or intend to permanently close in 2022
*Applicants must apply for one business only. Those with multiple entities should apply on behalf of their largest or most impacted business.
*Have expenses that are necessary to continue business operations and the expense is not a federal, state, or local tax, fee, license, or other government revenue
*Have experienced a reduction in business income or activity related to COVID-19 or as a result of state or local COVID-19 related public health measures
*Adherence to all required COVID-19 public health measures
*Self-attest that the expense is not funded by any other government or private entity

We Will Include the Link to Apply in Our Newsletters, social media and on our website at Clallam.org when the Grant opens.
COMING SOON – Convention Center & Event Supporter Grants: The Washington State Legislature has allocated $5 million for a grant program to assist businesses and nonprofits that are dependent to maintain their operations on the economic activity created through conventions and businesses that support events hosted in Washington state.

Information regarding eligibility and criteria will be posted in our newsletters and on our website Clallam.org in the coming weeks.
EVENTS: Free Training & Social Events – Online & In Person…
Clallam EDC Members – Lefties Baseball Night This Wednesday: Take me out to the Ball Game!
Members! Join Us Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Civic Field to watch the Lefties take on the Nanaimo’s!
First Pitch is at 6:35 PM.
All members will be our special guests on the deck behind 3rd baseline.

Please email our Business Relationship Manager Lorie Fazio to reserve your wristbands! lfazio@clallam.org Register for the Lefties Game
Nonprofit Training Workshop – The Location Has Changed! Covering: How to Update Your Bylaws to Comply with the New Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act by Clallam EDC’s Board Chair, Jennifer Burkhardt, who in her fulltime role serves as Chief HR Officer & In-House Counsel at OMC.
Board of Directors/Staff responsibilities by Patty Hannah.

When: Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PDT
Where: 7 Cedars Hotel & Resort Blyn Bay Room, 270756 US-101Sequim, WA 98382 
For More Information Contact: Lorie Fazio, Business Relationship Manager Clallam County Economic Development Council
lfazio@clallam.org360-457-7793 Register Now
Business Owner Workshop on How to Make the Child Care System Work for You and Your Employees:
Are You Hiring? Join the Vocational Training Forum this Friday at Sequim HS to Connect to Prospective Young Graduates, Parents and Teachers.

Business Growth and Development Webinar: Could you use a boost to keep your business going and growing? If so, join us for this webinar designed to give business owners hope and options to survive and thrive in challenging and normal times. Topics include: cashflow management, managing debt, turnaround strategies, survival tips, exit strategies and more. 

Date: 6/28/22Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (PDT)
Registration Deadline: 6/28/22 1:00 PM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee
Point of Contact: Washington SBDC Training

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)Training Topics: Business Financing, Cash Flow Management, COVID-19 General Support, Managing a Business
Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring a local Advisor in Port Angeles: Do you know someone that may be great for this important position? SBDC Advisors are employees of Washington State University.
Apply here: https://wsbdc.org/sbdc-business-advisor-multiple/
The Center of Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator: This position will support our North Olympic Peninsula office. We’re looking for someone who can engage our stakeholders, funders and clients to build and nurture relationships and community. Dynamic, engaging and fearless are the key qualifications. Please share this with anyone you know who might be a good fit. Here’s the listing: https://www.cie-nw.org/careers
THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS…
New June Clallam EDC Members
Executive Level: Olympic Disposal 
Major Level: Callis & Associates Insurance Bill Mair Heating & Air, Inc 
Individual Level: Kaye Gagnon 
Renewing June Clallam EDC Members: Major Level & Board Member Representation: Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County
OTHER GOOD STUFF…
IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022: In recognition of the recent gas price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2022 For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year!
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 
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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