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Off of Minority & Women's Business

RCW 39.19

The goal of the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is to improve the economic vitality of certified minority, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses. OMWBE certifies small minority and women owned firms, provides education and outreach, and provides consulting services to agencies for supplier diversity programs. Indicators of success are jobs and successful minority, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses.

Agency Mission

OMWBE’s mission is to lead and promote the state’s supplier diversity strategy. It ensures that maximum practicable opportunity in state contracting is afforded to, and inclusive of, small businesses owned by minorities, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged firms. OMWBE identifies and eliminates barriers to participation in state contracting, provides supplier diversity training, helps in business development, and does certification of minority, women, and disadvantaged businesses.
Request 6,268,000
Net change from current biennium 1,342,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 27.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
General Fund - Basic Account - State 880,000
4,926,000 OMWBE Enterprises Account - State 3,501,752 4,926,000 5,388,000
4,926,000 Total Appropriated Funds 3,501,752 4,926,000 6,268,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,760,156 1,696,848 707,465 3,083,000 3,185,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(450,201) (11.4%) (1,097,439) (31.3%) 3,863,687 160.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 19.1 19.0 17.7 27.0 27.0