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Grants awarded by blood foundation board The board of directors of Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has awarded seven grants.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

As rumors fuel mob lynchings in India, WhatsApp offers $50,000 grants to curb fake news

WhatsApp is offering research grants to social scientists to help it combat the spread of “misinformation” through the cross-platform messaging service. The move comes in the wake of a string …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Two Spokane County recreation projects receive $1.5 million in grant money

Spokane County recreation projects received about $1.5 million from the


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Parkinson Voice Project grant applications due March 2

The Parkinson Voice Project is offering grants for organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s through its programs.


Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission considers grant projects

PARKS – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider projects for potential grant funding for 2019-21, Thursday. Acquisition candidates include properties in and near existing state parks. Development …


Spokane loses out on federal grant that would have paid for some new police next year

The Justice Department announced this week that the Spokane Police Department was not among the 179 law enforcement agencies in the country receiving a federal grant to bolster hiring. Officials …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Spokane Arts Grants Awards will fund movies, music, art classes and more

More than half of this round’s winners had applied previously, but did not succeed with their first try.


WSU educator accused of fraud is not part of plea deal, lawyer says

A plea bargain may be in the works for co-defendants of the Washington State University assistant professor arrested last year for allegedly defrauding the federal government of more than $8 …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting …


Spark, SpIFF, Saranac among winners of arts grants

The total 2017 grant funding available to be awarded is $85,000, spread across four rounds of grants. The funding comes from the city’s admissions tax, a portion of which is …


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Riverfront Park receives $600,000 in federal funding as ‘brownfield’ site

Park planners will be able to spend the grant money on soil cleanup efforts on the former Canada Island, Havermale Island and the north bank of the Spokane River that …


Local creatives get a boost from Spokane Arts Grant

Eight winners of the first Spokane Arts Grants Award were selected this week from a field of more than 70 applicants.


Spokane Arts offers money to artists - and information on how to apply for it

Workshop on Wednesday designed to teach creatives the tricks to applying for new local arts grants.


Women Helping Women Fund seeking grant applications

The Women Helping Women Fund is seeking grant applicants for nonprofit programs that benefit women and children in the Spokane area.


County’s fast approval of broadband-boosting towers draws complaint

A wireless company has received fast-track approval from Spokane County to construct three towers designed to boost broadband Internet speeds in rural areas. Commissioners say the need for high-speed Internet …


City of Spokane offering grants for greening projects

The 27 Spokane neighborhood councils are invited come up with projects that will plant trees, shrubs and perennials, and submit them to a grant contest hosted by the Neighborhood Services …


Education Notebook: St. George’s teacher wins grant

John Nord, a math teacher at St. George’s School, has won a $6,000 grant in the Hilton HHonors Teacher Treks Travel Grant Program. Nord was one of 15 teachers awarded …


Parks foundation names grant recipients

The Spokane Parks Foundation has announced its 2013 grant recipients. The foundation raised $104,987 last year and is giving $7,275 to improvements at the entrance to Comstock Park, $1,000 to …


$14,000 grant boosts Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest received a $14,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to support two programs: the Back to School Blitz and the Site Based Mentoring …


Spokane group seeks housing aid proposals

The city of Spokane’s Human Services Department, in partnership with the Spokane Regional Homeless Governance Council, is seeking proposals for grant funding to reduce homelessness. The request for proposals covers …


Grants support homeless

The federal government has renewed funding next year for 208 Washington state programs serving the homeless, including about $3 million for 28 Spokane programs. The U.S. Department of Housing and …


Road grants approved

The Spokane Valley City Council decided Tuesday to accept two road construction grants and not to apply for a federal grant for two proposed trail projects. The city was recently …


Valley council debates need for dry well facility

A request by Spokane Valley staff to apply for a grant hit a snag Tuesday night when some City Council members questioned the need for the project the grant would …


Valley council trims road projects over matching funds concerns

The Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to cut back on the number of road projects it submits for state grant money because of the expensive Sullivan Road bridge replacement …


Federal grant for gear helps Fire District 8

Spokane County Fire District 8 south of Spokane Valley was recently awarded a $315,000 grant that will be used to replace aging breathing apparatus. The grant was awarded by the …


Education Notebook: 5 schools given greenhouses, grants

Five local elementary schools are among 10 Washington schools who received greenhouses and grants from the Washington State Potato Commission and other partners as part of the “Kids Are Growing” …


Empire Health Foundation awards grants

The Empire Health Foundation has awarded $424,000 to nonprofit organizations. The grants are the first from the foundation, created in 2008 from the sales proceeds of Deaconess Medical Center and …


Health organization announces Spokane grants

The drive to establish a four-year medical school program in Spokane received a $75,000 boost from local tax dollars this year. It was one of three grants totaling $180,000 announced …


Obama signs revamped student loan law

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed into law the last piece of his mammoth plan to overhaul health care Tuesday and, with the same pen strokes, achieved a dramatic and …


Spokane County looking at budget staff

Spokane County is moving to shore up its financial management with several new specialists. A back-burner plan to hire a budget director will heat up next month. Commissioners plan to …