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Department of Commerce

RCW 43.330

Strengthening communities: The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development. The department brings new approaches to supporting communities by addressing communities’ most critical needs: reducing homelessness, increasing living wage jobs, improving housing affordability, funding reliable infrastructure and building a clean energy future. We work with local governments, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to strengthen communities in Washington.
Request 714,538,000
Net change from current biennium 135,999,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 23.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
295,840,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 228,839,374 295,840,000 327,857,000
8,922,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 1,811,982 8,922,000 8,936,000
141,862,000 233,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 121,608,045 141,629,000 261,830,000
44,000 44,000 Drinking Water Assistance Account - State
8,086,000 Public Works Assistance Account - State 7,116,298 8,086,000 8,210,000
507,000 507,000 Drinking Water Assistance Admin - State 489,744
237,000 Lead Paint Account - State 146,277 237,000 251,000
15,000 Building Code Council Account - State 10,978 15,000 16,000
50,000 50,000 Life Sciences Discovery Account - State
2,648,000 2,648,000 Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account - State 2,148,399
663,000 Liquor Excise Tax Account - State 632,434 663,000 1,291,000
54,268,000 Home Security Fund Account - State 31,984,062 54,268,000 47,353,000
5,000 Energy Freedom Account - State 472,000 5,000 5,000
13,866,000 Affordable Housing for All Account - State 12,119,115 13,866,000 11,096,000
1,974,000 Financial Fraud & Id Theft Crimes - State 1,419,505 1,974,000 1,975,000
1,398,000 Low-Income Weatherization Asst Acct - State 511,671 1,398,000 1,398,000
Broadband Mapping Account - State (1,942,000)
WA Global Health Technologies/Produ - State (209,000)
1,500,000 Statewide Tourism Marketing Account - State 1,500,000 3,023,000
Recreation Access Pass Account - State 20,000
4,628,000 Community/Economic Development Fee - State 1,850,892 4,628,000 4,198,000
468,000 468,000 Financial Services Regulation Acct - State 466,925
1,618,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,618,000 1,616,000
5,613,000 Liquor Revolving Account - State 5,588,539 5,613,000 5,918,000
12,615,000 Washington Housing Trust Account - State 10,218,301 12,615,000 12,935,000
26,000 Prostitution Prevent/Intervention - State 29,586 26,000 26,000
841,000 Public Facility Const Loan Revolv - State 789,440 841,000 902,000
557,694,000 3,950,000 Total Appropriated Funds 428,273,565 553,744,000 696,685,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 3,641
Individual Development Account Prog - Nonappropriated 27,060
Transitional Housing Oper & Rent - Nonappropriated 7,500,000
(10,400,000) Foreclosure Fairness Account - Nonappropriated 4,215,663 10,400,000 3,518,000
Investing In Innovation Account - Nonappropriated 819,956
Energy Account - Nonappropriated 131,000
Andy Hill Cncr Rsrch End Mtch Trans - Nonappropriated 79,924
(1,416,000) Mobile Home Park Relocation Account - Nonappropriated 341,688 1,416,000 822,000
Washington Sexual Assault Kit Acct - Nonappropriated 364,208
(300,000) Skilled Worker Awareness Grant Prog - Nonappropriated 300,000 300,000
(402,000) Landlord Mitigation Program Account - Nonappropriated 402,000 804,000
Child Care Facility Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 11,227
(215,000) Hanford Area Economic Investment - Nonappropriated 224,845 215,000 216,000
(12,062,000) Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 10,227,773 12,062,000 12,062,000
Develop Disability Endowment Trust - Nonappropriated 4,365,777
(24,795,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 28,181,762 24,795,000 17,853,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
(290,228,000) State Tax Bld Construction Account - Bonds 290,228,000 366,571,000
Energy Recovery Act Account - Federal
State Building Construction Account - Private/Local
Drinking Water Assistance Account - State 126,248,147
618,925,454 (46,755,546) State Building Construction Account - State 201,775,363 665,681,000 682,940,000
28,253,000 (5,386,000) Public Works Assistance Account - State 53,408,078 33,639,000 141,000,000
Drinking Water Assistance Repayment - State
Energy Recovery Act Account - State 50,000
Local Toxics Control Account - State 1,149,622
89,000 Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 206,243 89,000 40,000
10,996,000 10,996,000 Early Learning Facilit Revolv Acct - State 21,362,000
4,504,000 4,504,000 Early Learning Facilit Develop Acct - State 7,186,000
11,000,000 Energy Efficiency Account - State 11,000,000 8,332,000
281,096,384 281,096,384 State Tax Bld Construction Account - State 97,500,626
14,322,994 (133,006) Washington Housing Trust Account - State 333,425 14,456,000 10,328,000
7,590,000 Rural Washington Loan Account - State 1,237,853 7,590,000 5,000,000
30,857,459 (1,880,541) Public Facility Const Loan Revolv - State 5,556,372 32,738,000 30,220,000
Statewide Broadband Account - State 25,000,000
1,007,634,291 (47,786,709) Total Appropriated Funds 487,465,731 1,055,421,000 1,297,979,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 231,766,351 255,252,340 88,251,414 364,527,000 352,162,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
24,625,775 5.9% (100,183,243) (22.6%) 373,185,246 108.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 278.1 282.0 286.1 323.5 333.4