Join Jan Simon, Executive Director, First Federal Community Foundation to Learn how the foundation supports our local community!

Join Jan Simon, Executive Director, First Federal Community Foundation to Learn how the foundation supports our local community!
Dawnya Scarano, Chair of the First Federal Foundation Advisory Committee and Senior Director of Customer Experience at First Fed Bank, will share First Fed’s tradition of supporting communities. 

Jan Simon will cover: 
*Grants FFCF has made so far.
*Describe funding priorities.
*Introduce FFCF grantees: Dr. Michael Maxwell – Chief Executive Officer – North Olympic Healthcare Network, Colleen Robinson – Chief Executive Officer – Habitat for Humanity Clallam County,
Rick Dickinson – Program Manager – Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE).

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

Upcoming Guests:
August 31 – Rob Onnen – 1031 Exchanges
September 7 – Jennifer Burkhardt – Chief Human Resources Officer/General Counsel at Olympic Medical Center
September 28 – Regan Nickels – Sequim’s New School District Superintendent
October 26 – Robert Beebe, Olympic Game Farm

*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.
Are You Thinking of Applying for a Working WA Grant or a Hospitality Grant – Read Below – there is a NEW Requirement!

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. Download the Quickstart Guide to Getting a UEI number Click here to apply for a UEI number
Applications Accepted August 17 – September 9: $70 million is available for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. In this round of Working Washington grants, available funds are set aside for specific targeted groups or sectors:60% is identified for the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues.40% is identified for most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services 

General Timeline: August 17 – Sept 9: Application portal will be open for an extended period now
Early – Mid September: Review of applications
Late September: Commerce will notify grantees and disburse funding
Resources and Information About The Working Washington Grants: Round 5 (WWR5) Program: Working Washington Grants Frequently Asked Questions Working Washington Grants Round 5: Eligibility And Program Guidelines
An Update from Dash: Dash submitted a response to Kenmore Air’s DOT complaint last Friday. We expect a response from the DOT will take a few weeks, but we are confident we presented a strong argument for dismissing the complaint. Flight crew training has been ongoing, and we’ve begun training our customer service staff. Due to the Kenmore complaint, our FAA certification was delayed a bit, but we expect that to be completed soon. Finally, we’ve moved into our new hangar at the Port Angeles airport and welcomed aboard a new mechanic who will be based at CLM and longtime Sequim resident.

Join our Team!

We’ve established our flight crew ‘pipeline’ and will be continuously recruiting pilots. If you (or someone you know) is retired and want to continue flying, our operating partner Backcountry Aviation (BCA) is looking for experienced Flight Crews. BCA provides pilots with an opportunity to continue flying past the mandatory retirement age. Since BCA is a CFR Part 135 scheduled air carrier, age is not a limitation, only the ability to maintain a First Class Medical.

Applicants must meet the requirements of FAA Part 135.243 regulations – beginning with a minimum of 1,500 flight hours and a ME ATP Rating. Full and Part-Time pilot positions are available. If you’re interested in flying for us, please send an email with your resume to Haley Russell at

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we work on getting up and running. We are very excited to serve the community!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to visit us Facebook:
EVENTS: Free Training …
Are You Ready to Include Employee’s SOC codes on Your Quarterly Tax Report? Do you have questions about Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes? ESD scheduled an SOC code webinar to explain it all. SOC is a federal coding system that helps government agencies and private businesses compare occupational data. All employers will be required to report SOC codes when they submit their quarterly tax reports starting with their fourth quarter 2022 report.

Reporting SOC codes is currently optional and is available only to those filing for a single employer.

Upcoming webinars:
Sign up for the upcoming SOC code webinars.
*Friday, Aug. 26, 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Register Here
Can’t make it? No problem! Check out our previously recorded SOC code webinars or download our webinar presentation to review commonly asked questions and answers.

Here are more resources: Watch this short video. Search for occupational titles and codes – under “Occupational Keyword Search” you can search by keyword, SOC code or industry.

Contact us with questions at
Peninsula College’s Newsletter: Download Here
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:
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!
Grow Your Small Business Through Government Contracting: Did you know the U.S. government is the largest customer in the world? It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small businesses.

The government wants to buy from small businesses for several reasons, including:
*To ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses
*To gain access to the new ideas that small businesses provide
*To support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation
*To offer opportunities to disadvantaged socio-economic groups

SBA’s Contracting Guide will help you learn the basic requirements, types of contracts, and how to evaluate your small business to see if it has what it takes to win a government contract.

View the guide HERE or contact Lorie Fazio at
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 Trust One 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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