Washington Department of Commerce
The Washington State Department of Commerce is supporting local partnerships to develop action plans that stabilize and expand child care capacity in communities.
Commerce established the Safe Start Fund in partnership with Seattle Foundation to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with a public health and equity focus.
Seattle Foundation Safe Start
To provide much-needed assistance, the Washington State Department of Commerce has created the Safe Start for a Healthy Economic Transition & Recovery Fund (“Safe Start Fund”). Its goal is to prepare residents and entire communities to safely return to public life by creating support on a number of levels as Governor Inslee continues to work with public officials, health experts, employers, workers and philanthropic organizations to ensure the safety of every citizen statewide.