Sen. Cantwell Announces Grant to Bolster Economic Development in Clallam County

Cantwell-backed program will fund implementation of new strategy to diversify, strengthen economy of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe had been awarded an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to implement a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region.

The grant contributes the full $62,000 towards the CEDS project, which establishes a roadmap for private and public sector collaboration to create economic development that strengthens and diversifies the regional economy, supports private investments, and creates jobs in the region.

“This grant is critical to helping provide the vision Clallam County needs to continue to create sustainable jobs and spur diverse economic development,” said Cantwell, a member of the Senate Small Business Committee. “Creating strong private and public partnerships will help the Jamestown S’Klallam find new and innovative ways to increase job growth and economic opportunity.”

Senator Cantwell has been an ardent supporter of EDA grants during her career in the Senate. She consistently supports the program during the appropriations process, ensuring that strong economic development projects throughout the country receive the necessary funding.