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Off of Minority & Women's Business - Current Law

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 15,045,000
Net change from current biennium 6,177,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 69.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
660,913 660,913 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 587,870
3,994,000 General Fund - State 848,350 3,994,000 6,850,000
2,000,000 2,000,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State
Move Ahead WA Flexible Account - State 2,000,000
4,874,000 OMWBE Enterprises Account - State 3,533,760 4,874,000 6,195,000
11,528,913 2,660,913 Total Appropriated Funds 4,969,981 8,868,000 15,045,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 2,654,464 3,549,820 1,584,422 7,484,000 7,561,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,761,320 54.9% 164,261 3.3% 9,910,758 193.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 24.6 32.0 31.9 44.8 47.3