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

GSI Small Business Boot Camp


Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner that would like to know what resources are available to you? Do you wonder about certifications or government contracting? Do you know have any other questions that you think would benefit from a group setting? If so, you will want to join GSI for this one-day workshop.
Register Here.

2024 End the Violence Conference

Join past HSSA Grantee Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition. Details & Registration Here.

Upcoming HSSA Grant Review Deadline

In an effort to be more responsive to our applicants, our Grants Committee has created bi-monthly application deadlines for matching grants and grant writing assistance awards.
Upcoming 2024 submission deadlines: May 1st, July 1st, September 1st, November 1st

SP3NW Startup Advisor: Developing an Effective Sales Process

Details and Registration Here.

GSI Annual Meeting: The Remarkable Power of WE


Presented by Marsh McLennan Agency, join us for our 2024 Annual Meeting and revel in the remarkable synergy that emerges when we come together with shared purpose and vision. Engage in insightful discussions and be inspired by a compelling keynote, uncovering the ways in which collaboration propels innovation and technology forward.
Details & Registration Here.

2024 Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Details & Registration Here.

HSSA Matching Grant Information Meeting

From the Laboratory to Leadership – 2024 Spring Program

Details and Registration Here.

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.

GSI's State of the City


Details & Registration Here.

LSWI's Essentials For SBIR/STTR Proposals

Details & Registration Here.

HSSA 2024 Board Meetings

March 20, 3:00-5:00pm
June 19, 3:00-5:00pm
September 18, 3:00-5:00pm
December 18, 1:00-5:00pm
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 in Washington with a Health Sciences & Services Authority.

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