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 Spokane Rebrand Launch Party

Come celebrate the launching of the newly revitalized StartUp Spokane brand and program!Designed to be the front door for all entrepreneurial activity in the Spokane region, StartUp Spokane is a collaborative effort between Spokane Public Library and Spokane County Library District. Our goal is to make Spokane known as the most equitable place to start, run and grow a business.
This will be a very informal gathering with drinks, snacks, networking, and catching up with old friends. Starting at 5pm there'll be some brief remarks about the past, present, and future of StartUp Spokane. In order to give Gravis Law a reasonably accurate headcount, please RSVP! You do not need to be a library cardholder to attend (when registering, you can leave this part blank).
Register Here.

SP3NW Start Up Advisor Lunch and Learn: Brand Presence and Narrative

Startup Advisor: Brand Presence & Narrative

HSSA Quarterly Applicant Information Meeting

Join Health Sciences & Services Authority for a brief presentation on our grant types and application process and time for questions.
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Next HSSA Grant Review Deadline

Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County is now accepting proposals for Access to Care, Bioscience 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.

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.

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Advantage Spokane

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

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