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Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund Grant Program

Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund Grant Program

Call for Grant Applications

Chelan County seeks applications for funding from the Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund. The application period is open June 1 through June 30. See below for details, including the application form.



Approved by the Chelan County Board of Commissioners in 2021, the Cascade Public Infrastructure Fund was established as a grant program for public facility projects serving economic development in Chelan County. The grant program does not impose a new tax on Chelan County citizens but is instead funded by existing revenues from the sales-and-use tax for public facilities in rural counties. For this reason, the CPIF is often referred to as the Rural Counties Tax.

In 2022, the Legislature expanded the use of these funds to include projects that supported permanently affordable housing, allowing counties to consider applications from housing authorities or housing trusts. The expansion of the definition of public facilities to include affordable workforce housing infrastructure or facilities was prompted by the state’s critical housing shortage.

Between 2021 and 2023, the CPIF plans to invest nearly $2.7 million into economic development projects in Chelan County. In 2021, the commissioners awarded nearly $589,200 in CPIF funds to five local agencies. In 2022, commissioners awarded $923,200 to four local agencies. The county expects to award up to $1.25 million in 2023. See past awards.

2023 Funding Allocation



For the full details of the grant process, read and download the Chelan County CPIF Grant Program Policies.

Local government entities, junior taxing districts and “qualifying providers” as defined in RCW 82.14.370 located within Chelan County are eligible to apply for a CPIF grant. These entities include but are not limited to:

  • Chelan County
  • Cities
  • Regional Port Authority (only for projects located in Chelan County)
  • Public Utility Districts
  • Water and sewer districts
  • Housing Authorities and Housing Trusts
  • Other districts that may implement projects consistent with the objectives of this program



  • Applications open June 1 and are due by 5 p.m. on June 30.
  • Download your grant application here.
  • Email completed applications to:
  • SAVE THE DATE: All applicants will need to be available to interview with the CPIF Committee August 2, August 3 or August 4. An interview date and time will be emailed to eligible applicants in July 2023.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Sept. 1, 2023.



1. Upon submission, applications are reviewed for eligibility by the Economic Services Director and the Housing Program Manager.
2. Only eligible applications will be reviewed and scored by the CPIF Advisory Committee. The advisory committee consists of 11 members:

  • The Chelan County Economic Services Director, who will act as chairman.
  • One member from each city located within Chelan County who serves as an elected official or executive-level staff. The cities include: Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Entiat and Chelan.
  • One member each from the Malaga, Manson and Peshastin community councils.
  • One member from the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Council.
  • One member from the Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority.

3. CPIF Advisory Committee provides funding recommendations to the Chelan County Board of Commissioners.
4. BOCC adopts recommendations and contracts with funded agencies.
5. Applicants will receive notice of funding by Sept. 1, 2023.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about the CPIF program or about the grant process, contact Ron Cridlebaugh, Chelan County economic services director, at Or call him at 509-667-6883.





Posted: 03/17/2021 02:48 PM
Last Updated: 05/30/2023 04:12 PM

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