HSSA was established by the Washington legislature to promote bioscience-based economic development in Spokane County, and to advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease and to promote public health.

The HSSA invests funds to create and support a nationally competitive health care cluster in Spokane County catalyzing connections between higher education and health care that lead to high wage jobs, long-term sustainability, and economic diversification. HSSA funds the very best projects through a competitive, well-monitored and accountable process.

Recent News

  • Upcoming Events

    Here are some upcoming life sciences events for your calendars. Feb. 23rd - 2016 Health Care Forum, 7:30 AM, Davenport Hotel, Pennington Ballroom. Details at www.greaterspokane.org/events Feb. 24th -... Read More

  • Inland NW Genomics Resources Symposium

    SAVE THE DATE - May 19, 2016Presented by the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies at the University of Idaho. Moscow, ID. For more information contact 208.885.9076. Read More

  • 2016 HSSA Board Meetings Announced

    The HSSA Board of Directors will meet quarterly in 2016 on January 12th, April 5th, July 12th and October 11th. These meetings are held at the McKinstry Innovation Center and begin... Read More

Goals & Get Involved

HSSA's Goals

Improve the capacity of the Spokane region to contribute to advances in biomedical, biotechnological and health sciences and services.

HSSA's Mission

HSSA’s mission is to invest funds to help create and support a nationally competitive health sciences research cluster in Spokane County, and to increase access to health care.

Get Involved

Let us show you how you can get involved with HSSA's mission in the Spokane region! Contact us to learn more.

There is more news in the amazing world of bioscience and biotechnology research, e-mobile apps, medical devices and more than there is time for any of us to read. We want to ease your way to learn more so check out our news and resources.

Every year we have many grant applicants ranging from colleges and universities in Washington state to industrial & commercial for-profit businesses. You can view our awarded research grants here, and our awarded access to care grants here.

Learn about HSSA’s grants by category and how to apply. See our convenient FAQs about the most commonly asked questions with answers here.

Browse our grants

Our funding can help you take your research to the next level. Learn more, or apply today!