Justice reform advocates have been disappointed by choices to spend flexible federal recovery funds on items such as tasers and new police cruisers.
Federal relief money often requires complex reporting and upfront costs that disproportionately strain rural or BIPOC-led organizations.
Find publicly available data on which agencies, businesses and nonprofits have received recovery funds in Washington.
Evidence suggests fraud in federal rent relief programs is rare. But in some states, fraud fears have kept tenants from getting help.
The Small Business Administration doled out $918 million statewide, but the largest awards went to Puget Sound eateries.
The state Public Works Board is considering changes after private internet companies successfully objected to local government initiatives.
Politics were not a factor in refusing federal money, officials from the cities say.
The Washington county's public utility district is taking advantage of federal dollars and a new state law to deliver broadband internet straight to its residents.
With limited IT resources, smaller public agencies in the state are among recent targets for ransomware attacks.
Con recursos limitados en Tecnología de la Información, recientemente las instituciones públicas más pequeñas del estado han sido blanco de cibersecuestro de datos.
Organizations are taking the Small Business Administration to court after being denied funds from a federal relief program for arts venues.
A windfall of recovery money requires thousands of extra hours for the State Auditor's Office to prevent misuse.
The federal government sent $2 billion to help keep regional transit alive. But the debate over how to spend that money is contentious.
The money quadruples investment in wildfire prevention and complements Washington state's strategy, sources say.
Agencies that help renters to stay in their homes are frustrated with the pace. Some say they haven’t yet been allocated a single dollar.
Providers say the county is not ready for Washington state's eviction moratorium to end.