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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 2,941,167,000
Net change from current biennium 686,392,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 30.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(354,538,000) State Tax Bld Construction Account - Bonds 354,538,000 728,693,000
1,082,562,715 754,666,715 General Fund - Federal 299,885,769 327,896,000 309,520,000
9,112,000 General Fund - Private/Local 1,424,169 9,112,000 8,799,000
240,503,000 General Fund - State 138,463,935 240,503,000 450,870,000
(863,412,000) State Building Construction Account - State 863,412,000 1,034,058,000
8,207,000 (109,455,000) Public Works Assistance Account - State 7,782,969 117,662,000 78,540,000
33,000,000 33,000,000 Disaster Response Account - State
Drinking Water Assistance Admin - State 439,628
251,000 Lead Paint Account - State 77,700 251,000 110,000
16,000 Building Code Council Account - State 14,325 16,000 17,000
Life Sciences Discovery Account - State 30,909
Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account - State 2,648,000
1,291,000 Liquor Excise Tax Account - State 655,273 1,291,000 1,258,000
120,425,000 Home Security Fund Account - State 50,919,182 120,425,000 104,330,000
5,000 5,000 Energy Freedom Account - State
13,895,000 Affordable Housing for All Account - State 10,054,659 13,895,000 9,824,000
1,000,000 Community Preservation Development - State 1,000,000 500,000
2,325,000 Financial Fraud & Id Theft Crimes - State 1,929,705 2,325,000 2,669,000
1,399,000 Low-Income Weatherization Asst Acct - State 472,203 1,399,000 1,400,000
7,454,000 Andy Hill Cncr Rsrch End Mtch Trans - State 7,454,000 10,920,000
Early Learning Facilit Revolv Acct - State 23,000,000
Early Learning Facilit Develop Acct - State 7,319,000
(10,950,000) Energy Efficiency Account - State 10,950,000 10,232,000
3,028,000 Statewide Tourism Marketing Account - State 1,461,511 3,028,000 3,034,000
Recreation Access Pass Account - State
(21,550,000) Statewide Broadband Account - State 21,550,000 65,500,000
150,000 Model Toxics Control Stormwater Acc - State 150,000 100,000
4,200,000 Community/Economic Development Fee - State 1,299,013 4,200,000 4,117,000
5,800,000 G M Planning/Environmental Review - State 5,800,000 5,783,000
Financial Services Regulation Acct - State 458,896
1,100,000 Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State 1,100,000 3,300,000
1,616,000 1,616,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,618,000
5,918,000 Liquor Revolving Account - State 5,613,000 5,918,000 5,920,000
67,947,000 (8,636,000) Washington Housing Trust Fund - State 9,369,567 76,583,000 13,123,000
(5,000,000) Rural Washington Loan Account - State 5,000,000 500,000
26,000 Prostitution Prevent/Intervention - State 5,898 26,000 26,000
1,076,000 (40,208,000) Public Facility Const Loan Revolv - State 839,868 41,284,000 41,937,000
1,612,306,715 (624,461,285) Total Appropriated Funds 535,464,177 2,236,768,000 2,925,399,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 969
Life Sciences Discovery Account - Nonappropriated 92,129
Transitional Housing Oper & Rent - Nonappropriated 166,310
(3,504,000) Foreclosure Fairness Account - Nonappropriated 2,615,403 3,504,000 1,461,000
Energy Account - Nonappropriated 13,507
Andy Hill Cncr Rsrch End Mtch Trans - Nonappropriated 13,874,715
(1,421,000) Mobile Home Park Relocation Account - Nonappropriated 1,010,922 1,421,000 1,256,000
Washington Sexual Assault Kit Acct - Nonappropriated 76,000
Skilled Worker Awareness Grant Prog - Nonappropriated 150,846
(804,000) Landlord Mitigation Program Account - Nonappropriated 646,263 804,000 804,000
Child Care Facility Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 454
(216,000) Hanford Area Economic Investment - Nonappropriated 101,350 216,000 185,000
(12,062,000) Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 10,554,974 12,062,000 12,062,000
Develop Disability Endowment Trust - Nonappropriated 5,865,394
(18,007,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 35,169,236 18,007,000 15,768,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
Drinking Water Assistance Account - State
838,619,026 838,619,026 State Building Construction Account - State 256,303,911
109,450,000 109,450,000 Public Works Assistance Account - State 6,291,861
Energy Recovery Act Account - State
Local Toxics Control Account - State
Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 71,812
27,882,969 27,882,969 Early Learning Facilit Revolv Acct - State 5,361,031
5,957,427 5,957,427 Early Learning Facilit Develop Acct - State 2,732,573
10,899,596 10,899,596 Energy Efficiency Account - State 100,405
21,550,000 21,550,000 Statewide Broadband Account - State
40,000 40,000 Model Toxics Control Capital Accoun - State
330,247,703 330,247,703 State Tax Bld Construction Account - State 100,874,480
6,522,648 6,522,648 Washington Housing Trust Fund - State 7,794,357
3,571,861 3,571,861 Rural Washington Loan Account - State 4,018,139
39,943,259 39,943,259 Public Facility Const Loan Revolv - State 9,514,200
1,394,684,489 1,394,684,489 Total Appropriated Funds 393,062,768

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 286,542,187 327,797,083 462,558,135 565,222,000 392,919,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
124,330,783 29.8% 248,560,690 45.9% 167,785,783 21.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 302.1 320.3 315.3 323.2 324.2