Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County promotes bioscience based economic development and advances new therapies and procedures to prevent disease and promote public health.

HSSA was created in 2007 by Washington State RCW 35.10435.104, and Spokane County Resolution 7-1054. Our duties, priorities, and policy were created by Washington State RCW 3.104.060 104.060 , Spokane County Resolution 8-1056 and renewed until 2038 by Spokane County Resolution 2021-0055.

Our Priorities

Provide better health and health care in Spokane County. orange heartbeat

Create well-paying jobs in Spokane County.

Power future growth in Spokane County.

HSSA of Spokane County is a grant-making organization.

15% of available funding supports the underinsured and uninsured in Spokane County through Access to Care grants.

75% of available funding is distributed to support activities which may include, but are not limited to:

^ The conduct of biomedical research.

^ Commercialization of biomedical technology.

^ Efforts to improve health and patient outcomes, and lower health care costs.

^ Hiring of scientific faculty.

^ The acquisition of important instrumentation and laboratory cores.

Upcoming Events

Startup Advisor: Earned Media and PR

In an era of influencers and social media, traditional news organizations endure as important sources of vetted, objective information.

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GSI's Legislative Forum and Reception

Join us for this amazing event which premiers our 2024 State Legislative Agenda. We will host representatives from both sides of the aisle. You will hear from GSI and our Regional Advisory Council about issues facing the Spokane business community followed by statewide legislative leadership on what issues they plan to tackle in Olympia with a Q&A. This event includes a reception for networking and your enjoyment of beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
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HSSA 2023 Board Meetings

March 15
June 21
September 20
December 20
See the Meetings & Agenda's Page under "About" to get the full agenda and location of each meeting.

Life Science Washington Institute Grant Writing Boot Camp

This series is for anyone interested in learning more about SBIR and STTR funding opportunities and those who want to effectively compete for these awards to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The bootcamp serves as an “intro” to the SBIR/STTR programs. At the end of the series, participants will be equipped and prepared to submit a proposal for SBIR or STTR funding.
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Matching Grant Information Meeting

Next HSSA Grant Review Deadline

Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County is now accepting proposals forBioscience Business Job Growth Matching Grants, Innovative Health Care Delivery & Translative Research Matching Grants, Human Capital & Infrastructure Matching Grants, and Grant Writing Assistance Micro Awards. For more details, a link to the RFP and the application, click the "grants" tab above.

Life Science Innovation Northwest

Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual life science conference. This one-and-a-half day event will bring together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling life science breakthroughs of our time. Registration details available soon.

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Advantage Spokane

Learn why the Inland Northwest is a great place to live and to grow your business.

*Spokane County is the only one in Washington with a Health Sciences & Services Authority.

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