The Daily Evergreen

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

Fire department receives grant for training

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It will be used to fund officer training and mobile radios.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from a FEMA grant, which will fund officer training and upgraded radio systems for firetrucks. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant covers most of the cost, but the city will have to pay about $16,000 for the rest, Deputy Fire Chief Ray Lamoureux said. The...

WSU given $4 million to fund future teacher, STEM, veteran programs

This is the second time WSU has received money to fund ATLAS, a teacher preparation grant.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 26, 2020

WSU received $4 million in grants from the federal government for programs for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. The grants fund programs for students who are STEM majors, veterans or future teachers, said Michael Highfill, Office of Academic Engagement executive...

Grant allows instructors to create affordable class materials

Grant applicants must prove that the funding will help minimize costs for students and the material created is sustainable for future use.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

The Affordable Learning Grant is awarding five WSU faculty members $4,500 to develop open educational resources for students that will lower the cost of course materials.  Rebecca Van de Vord, assistant vice president of academic outreach and innovation, wrote in an email that the grant recipients a...

Application available for small businesses to receive aid amid COVID-19

Community Action Center Executive Director Jeff Guyett said CAC worked with the county to allocate $80,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for small businesses.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2020

The Community Action Center is accepting applications for its second round of microenterprise grants. CAC Executive Director Jeff Guyett said the microenterprise grants come from the Community Development Block Grant. The state’s Department of Commerce funds CDBG, which totals to about $120,000.  ...

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