CANN-WA COVID-19 Relief Program for COFA Community

CANN-WA is offering one-time COVID-19 relief to Washington COFA households who are currently in Isolation/Quarantine due to a positive test results of COVID-19 on or after June 28th, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

For any general inquiries, or if you’re interested in participating with your statewide COFA cultural-base organization, please contact

Small Business Flex Fund

The Small Business FlexFund is live now and taking applications for simple, low-interest, and flexible loans for your small business or nonprofit! If you are a small business or nonprofit employing 50 or fewer full-time employees, have annual revenues of less than $3 million per year, and experience a direct economic disruption as a result of COVID-19, apply here:

Kip Tokuda Civil Liberties Grant Now Open

The Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program Grant is now open for applicants for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

The Kip Tokuda Memorial program is created to do one or both of the following:

  1. Educate the public regarding the history and the lessons of the World War II exclusion, removal, and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry through the development, coordination, and distribution of new educational materials and the development of curriculum materials to complement and augment resources currently available on this subject matter; and
  2. Develop videos, plays, presentations, speaker bureaus, and exhibitions for presentation to elementary schools, secondary schools, community colleges, and other interested parties.

For more information, visit

APAICS Congressional Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) has opened applications for their Fall 2021 Congressional Internship and 2022 Racial Equity Fellowship!

Undergraduate students interested in working on Capitol Hill can apply to the Fall 2021 Internship program. Interns will work in-person for 8-weeks in both a Congressional host office and the United Parcel Service (UPS) government affairs office in Washington, D.C.. Interns will work in the UPS office 1 day per week and in a Congressional office the remaining days of the week for a minimum of 32 hours per week.

Working professional or recent graduates can apply to the 2022 Congressional Racial Equity Fellowship. The full-time paid, 9-month program places fellows in Congressional offices to gain policy experience as part of the legislative team.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact

Office of Independent Investigations Advisory Board Applications Open

Earlier this year, the Washington State Legislature passed and the Governor signed a law creating a state Office of Independent Investigations, which will investigate potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force, including custodial injuries, and other officer-involved incidents.

Applications to join the advisory board are now open. Advisory board will consist of 11 members, who will serve 3-year terms. For more information on the advisory board, go to their Board & Commission Profile, available here.

To apply to join the advisory board, go to the application portal for gubernatorial appointments, available here.

LETCSA Annual Summit

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission will hold a Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act (LETCSA) Annual Summit on Tuesday, July 13. This virtual summit includes training updates by our staff and is an opportunity for engagement between law enforcement and the community.

July 13, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 892 9083 4141
Passcode: 349007

To join by telephone, dial:
+1 253 215 8782 (US Tacoma)
888 788 0099 (US Toll-free)

WASILC Quarterly Meeting

Join the Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) for their upcoming quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 15 from 10am-5pm via Zoom. There will be time for public comment at 12:40pm, and a panel discussion about housing from 2:15-3:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

This meeting will be held online via Zoom
Click here to join the meeting:
Meeting ID: 853 9549 3456
Passcode: 369897
Dial: 253-215-8782

Public comment will be from 12:40 pm—12:45 pm

You can also find meeting details and materials on the WASILC website.

There will be ASL interpreting and closed captioning provided. For additional accommodation requests, please contact WASILC staff at

Puget Sound Regional Economic Strategy Feedback

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has worked to identify major economic issues that the region is facing, putting special emphasis on new and expanded challenges that have emerged since COVID-19.

PRSC staff have identified a set of challenges which they have worked to integrate into their Regional Economic Strategy. These include equity, health, child care, regional job distribution, broadband, housing & homelessness, business recovery, and industry resiliency.

A summary of what we have heard is available in an online engagement tool for anyone to review and provide input on: Regional Economic Strategy Online Engagement Tool.

Please consider providing specific feedback through the online engagement tool.

Washington Youth Sexual Health Engagement Survey

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) are looking for youth, ages 13 to 20 years old, to take an anonymous online survey. The online survey will help implement the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grant.

The survey asks about access to sexual and reproductive health services, school-based sexual health education, and attitudes and beliefs about sexual health education.

It is imperative that youth read and understand the questions we are asking and the reasons why before taking the survey. If participants ask for resources, you can direct them to this list of youth friendly resources.

This survey is offered in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, and Ukrainian. All youth participants who complete the WYSH survey can enter their first name and email into a separate survey to be entered into a lottery drawing to win 1 of 625 – $20.00 gift cards. Odds of winning are estimated at 1 winner out of every 3 participants.

Vaccine Locator

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Washington residents ages 12 and up! If you or a loved one have not yet been vaccinated, there’s an easy way to find vaccinations near you! The Washington State Department of Health has a Vaccine Locator page available, or you can call 1-800-525-0127. Language assistance is available.

If you or someone you know is homebound and not able to leave the house to get the COVID-19 vaccine, homebound vaccination services are available through this survey:

Current and Upcoming Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities

Washington is home to vibrant communities and diverse residents who all have unique talents, skills and experiences. Governor Inslee places a high priority on boards, commissions, and agencies that are reflective of the diverse make-up of Washington and that utilize the impressive talent of our residents. We are always seeking skilled and experienced individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to participate in boards and commissions ensuring an effective and representative government.

We are excited to share the highlighted Current and Upcoming Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities.

As someone with deep roots in your respective communities and organizations, we hope that you will share these opportunities. Anyone interested in being appointed will need to fill out this Application. Please explore the Boards and Commissions Profiles if you are interested in learning more about the many opportunities to get involved!

Job Opportunities

Housing Specialist I | Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO) | Open until filled

Early Childhood Policy Manager | OneAmerica | Open until filled

Education Coalition Manager | OneAmerica | Open until filled

Organizing Fellowship Manager | OneAmerica | Open until filled

PHIM COVID-19 EOC Technical Assistant | University of Washington International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH) | Open until filled

Portfolio Manager | Washington State Ballmer Group | July 7, 2021

Program Specialist 5 – South Central Community Engagement | Washington State Department of Commerce | Open until filled

Property & Acquisition Specialist | Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife | July 25, 2021

LEAP Administrator | Washington State Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program (LEAP) Committee | July 30, 2021

Director of Community Relations and Outreach | Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises | July 19, 2021

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education and Early Learning | Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction | Open until filled

Administrative Assistant | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Communications Director | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Executive Administrative Assistant | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Public Outreach Coordinator | Washington State Redistricting Commission | Open until filled

Assistant Director of Research | Washington Student Achievement Council | Open until filled

Program Associate for College Bound Scholarship and Outreach | Washington Student Achievement Council | July 21, 2021

Earth Service Corps Program Instructor | YMCA | Sept. 1, 2021

RFP Opportunities

Analysis of requirement for hearing instruments benefit RFP | Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner | July 12, 2021