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

East West Life Science Summit 2023

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The goal of the summit is to elevate the visibility of life science research, discovery, entrepreneurship, and innovation throughout the state and foster cross-state collaboration through information sharing and networking opportunities. The Summit also provides an opportunity to expose students to the life science ecosystem in Washington state and encourage them to pursue careers in the life sciences.
Reception: Tuesday, June 13th 5:00 – 6:30. Conference: Wednesday, June 14th 7:30-3:00.

HSSA Quarterly Applicant Information Meeting

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Join us for a short informational gathering and light refreshments to learn more about grant opportunities as well as the grant review and award process at Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County.

SP3NW Presents Founders, Funders, and Friends

You are warmly invited to join your peers at Winescape Winery! You can expect an evening with delicious food, introductions to new ecosystem movers and shakers, and good conversation about the exciting entrepreneurship happening in Eastern WA in a business casual atmosphere. We will start the evening with an overview of the wines being featured and an introduction to our Platinum Sponsor: the Washington State Department of Commerce.
Next is a pitch competition with you as the mock investor! We'll provide the funny money; you vote for your favorite.
Registration opens in June. Please save the date on your calendar!

Next HSSA Grant Review Deadline

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

HSSA 2023 Board Meetings

HSSA 2023 Board Meeting Schedule:
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.

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

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