Funding Life/Health Sciences Research in Spokane County

Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County was established in 2007 to provide funds to the life and health sciences research industry. These funds are used by researchers to help discover and advance new ways to combat diseases and promote public health in Spokane.

Since being established, HSSA has focused on two strategic initiatives: increase local health sciences research and the infrastructure that supports it and increase access to care services in Spokane County for at risk populations. These initiatives have helped create a total of 450 jobs and $70 million in total economic activity including over $25 million in extramural grant funding to Spokane.

Research shows that the Life Sciences sector has the greatest economic growth potential for our region - with estimates of an annual impact of up to 9% increase in GDP and more than 9,000 high wage jobs by 2030.

New Hssaboard Members

Meet HSSA's Two New Board Members for 2018-2021

Meet Scott Gordon, Ph.D Eastern Washington University (EWU) Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He was appointed to the HSSA Board of Directors by the Board of Spokane County Commissioners. Dr. Daryll Potyk, the Associate Dean for the University of Washington in Spokane is also a new HSSA board member appointed by the Board of the City of Spokane. Learn more about our great new board members and their contributions to the life sciences community.

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Recent News

Upcoming Events

HSSA Board Meeting

The HSSA Board will meet on December 19, 2018 at 3 PM. The meeting will be held in the Ignite Northwest Technology Center, First Floor Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend.


There are amazing innovations being made in the world of bioscience, biotechnology research, medical devices and much more. Learn about these innovations and stay updated about the latest bioscience advances.

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Access To Care Grant

Each year HSSA sets aside about 15% funding from its revenues to fund proposals that create access to health care for certain Spokane County populations. Learn more about the grant and how you can apply.

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Research Grants

HSSA provides grants in five different categories each with a different purpose to the biomedical and Spokane communities. Learn more about each grant and how you can apply.

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Apply For a Research Grant Today

Our funding can help you take your research to the next level with research grants open year-round allowing you to apply at anytime. Learn more and apply today!