Economic & Community Development Overview
The Economic and Community Development Fund supports projects to educate and retrain workers in Lewis and South Thurston counties, with a special emphasis on the needs of community members affected by the eventual closure of the coal-fired electric generating facility in Centralia, Washington. It also provides grants for projects that enhance economic opportunities and community partnerships that benefit and strengthen the region.
Potential grantees include colleges, vocational programs, nonprofits and foundations that provide education, job training and new skills development to workers for the next generation of jobs.
Lori Schmitt, TransAlta