Cantwell, Inslee Staff to Host Federal Funding Workshop in Shoreline, WA

Staff from both offices will be available to help Washingtonians with federal grants and the appropriation process

SEATTLE, WA – Today, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA-01) announced that members of their staff will be co-hosting an informational workshop on federal funding this Friday in Shoreline, WA. Staff from both offices will explain federal grants and the appropriation process to help Washingtonians effectively compete for funding of projects that invest in Washington communities. Representatives from the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Nonprofit Philanthropy Resource Center will also provide information on identifying sources of state and private funding. The workshop will take place in the Shoreline Room at The Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, October 22.
“Washington state is a place for innovators and entrepreneurs, and many of the best ideas for creating jobs and growing our economy get started with the help of competitive federal grant awards,” saidSenator Cantwell. “My staff, and Representative Inslee’s, will be ready to assist small business owners, contractors, non-profit representatives, and individuals with ideas worthy of seed money or federal cost-sharing to make sure they have access to the tools to craft the most competitive applications.”
“Washingtonians want to grow their businesses, and invest in new technologies, and build their communities, and federal grants can be significantly important in that effort,” said Rep. Inslee.  “Senator Cantwell and I want to empower folks with the information and tools they need to apply for and win these grants.” 
The presentation will include:
·   an overview of the difference between grants and appropriations
·   resources to help find the right funding source for a project
·   tips on submitting a successful grant application
·   ways that the Congressional Delegation can help
The event is free, but space is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Congressman Inslee’s office at 206-361-0233 or Inslee.rsvp@mail.house.gov.