November Public Board Meeting

The Commission will convene its November Public Board Meeting on Saturday, November 14, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. Based on guidance from the Department of Health related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the meeting will be held remotely via video conference call.

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This is a barrier-free event. Requests for accommodations, including translation or interpreter services, should be made to <> by Friday, November 6th, 5:00 PM PT.

Job Opportunity: Director of the Office of Equity

The Legislature created the Office of Equity to help government agencies promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of state government including in decision making, service delivery, programming, policy development, budgeting, and staffing. This office will develop and lead the state’s DEI strategy by coordinating DEI activities across state agencies and serving as a resource by offering technical assistance and best practices for agency implementation.

The Office of Equity is now hiring for the position of Director. In this position, you will help the state develop a new culture that centers equity in all its work, which ultimately leads the state toward its goal of providing all Washingtonians with an opportunity to thrive.

The salary range is $109,000.00 – $121,000.00 annually

This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. First application review will be November 2, 2020. 

Job Opportunity: Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor Manager at OIC

The Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is hiring a Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA) Manager. The SHIBA program provides counseling and public education to consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance and coverage so they can make informed choices.  The SHIBA Manager is responsible for setting SHIBA Program policies and procedures and ensures that resources are effectively used to support the program goals and objectives.

Salary depends on qualifications.

Applications close Sunday, November 15th.

Job Opportunity: DCYF Missing & Exploited Youth Program Manager

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Division of Adolescent Programs is looking for a Missing & Exploited Youth Program Manager (WMS2). The position will be responsible for developing and implementing statewide policies, procedures, and practices related to commercially sexually exploited children and youth (CSEC) and youth who are missing from out-of-home care (MFC).

Salary $62,328.00 – $90,400.00 annually

Applications close Monday, November 16th. 

Grant Opportunity: Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund

The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund is now open for applications! If you have missed work due to COVID-19, but are unable to access federal stimulus programs and other social supports due to immigration status, you are eligible to apply for relief. Recipients will receive $1,000, with a limit of $3,000 per household.

For the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund, applications are open at from Oct. 21 through Dec. 6. Benefits will be disbursed by Dec. 28.

Apply today!

Grant Opportunity: Eviction Rent Assistance Program

Funds for the Eviction Rent Assistance Program are moving quickly! The program intends to prevent evictions that would contribute to the spread of the virus by paying past due, current due and future rent. The ERAP is targeting limited resources to those with the greatest needs while working to distribute funds equitably. Its end date is December 31, 2020.

For more information and to apply, contact your county eviction rent assistance program providers.

COFA Health Care and Dental Enrollment

Open enrollment for COFA Health Care and COFA Dental Care has begun and will run until January 15! Go to for more information, eligibility requirements, and details on the application process.

The Washington State Legislature passed a bill for COFA Islander Health Care in 2018 and passed another bill for COFA Islander Dental Care in 2019. In response to this year’s budget shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s Office requested that state agencies cut 15% of their budgets. One of those agencies, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), listed the COFA Islander Health and Dental programs as potential items to be cut. However, the only way those programs can be modified is through the Legislature, where those programs are predicted to be protected and left untouched. Thus, health and dental coverage for COFA Islander community members continues to be available.

If you have questions and for in-language assistance, reach out to:
COFA Islanders Program Support Line: 1-800-547-3109