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 over 500 jobs and $100 million in total economic activity including over $35 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.

WSU and HSSA's Ongoing Partnership

This year, WSU published an article outlining HSSA's partnership in fulfilling the University's health sciences mission. Read the full article here.

Recent News

  • HSSA Board Meeting Dates Updated

    The HSSA Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 29, 2020 at 2 PM in a special board meeting (out of published schedule) to address three potential funding matters: a matching research... Read More

  • Avista Promotes Jason Thackston

    HSSA's Board Chair Jason Thackston has been appointed to Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Clean Energy Officer, as Avista Corp announced several executive appointments. CEO Dennis Vermillion said... Read More

  • HSSA Executive Director Ashe to Retire

    HSSA Executive Director Ashe to Retire Replacement Search Begins ImmediatelySpokane, WA – The Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County announced that its long-time Executive Director Susan Ashe... Read More

Upcoming Events

HSSA 2022 Board Meetings

  • March 16
  • June 15
  • September 21
  • December 21

Other Key Events

  • April 20-21 - Life Science Innovation NW, Seattle
  • June 13-16 - BIO Conference, San Diego
  • June 29-30 - LSW East-West Summit, WSU Health Sciences Campus, Spokane
  • October 21 - Washington State Life Science Summit, Seattle

Resources & Links

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!