Deadline extended! Apply Now for the 2023-2025 Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants!

Deadline extended! Apply Now for the 2023-2025 Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants! Main Photo

13 Dec 2023

Advance Manufacturing, manufacturing, Manufacturing Grants

New application deadline! Now apply by Jan 10th

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced the 2024 Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants in support of manufacturing growth in Washington State. This grant program aims to foster an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship, supporting the development of manufacturing jobs, research, and regional cluster acceleration strategies. Initial applications for this for this competitive grant are due to KEDA by 4:59pm, December 21st, 2023.

Program Highlights:

  • Total Funds: $2 million
  • Eligibility: Individual businesses and innovation cluster organizations
  • Award Range: $200,000 to $400,000 per applicant
  • Number of Grants: Up to 10 awards

Who Can Apply:

  • Businesses: Operational in Washington State for the past three years, generating revenue, employing at least 3 full-time employees, and plan to spend the entire award in Washington State.
  • Clusters: Aligned with Commerce's approved definition, driving industry-led innovation, and collaborative growth

What We Support:

  • Research and development projects
  • Pilot or demonstration manufacturing projects
  • Strategic assistance related to customer bases, supply chain, and more
  • Workforce development initiatives

Key Criteria for Evaluation:

  • Alignment with Washington's key economic sectors
  • Direct employment generation potential
  • Technological advances and workforce development support

Important Dates:

  • Final application submission deadline: 4:59pm, December 21st, 2023
  • Utilization of all awarded funds by: June 30, 2025

Application Process:

  • One application per business/cluster
  • Preference to high-unemployment and rural regions
  • Partnerships and joint applications encouraged

Application Downloads:

-Company Application Form

-Innovation Cluster Application


Submit Applications and Questions:

Applications must be submitted to no later than 4:59pm December 21st, 2023.


For questions please contact James Davis, Economic Development Manager, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance.


p: (360) 377-0180


For detailed information on eligibility, evaluation criteria, allowable costs, and more, access the full program guidelines here.