|Program Category||# of Grants per state||Sum of EDA $|
|Assistance to Coal Communities||1||$300,000|
|Economic Adjustment Assistance||1||$30,000|
|Trade Adjustment Assistance||1||$1,286,622|
The Port of Pasco is located in south-central Washington adjacent to the Columbia River. Pasco is one of three contiguous cities known as the Tri-Cities, the major population center in the region. The Port of Pasco operates the Big Pasco Industrial Center which consists of warehouses and manufacturing facilities that utilize multi-modal transportation access from barge to rail and road. The region’s main economy is dependent upon agriculture production and processing. In February 2017, the Port was impacted by severe storms. Roads were flooded and storm water retention created significant problems for their businesses and transportation networks.
In FY 2018, EDA awarded $7,110,012 in Disaster Relief funds to the Port of Pasco for road repairs, storm water collection, management infrastructure to mitigate effects of the disaster, and to build future disaster resiliency.
The Port estimates that the EDA-funded infrastructure improvements will create an additional 270 jobs and retain an existing 100 jobs. The improvements will foster private sector investment and entrepreneurial growth, which will assist in stabilizing the local and regional economy and provide employment opportunities for the unemployed in an economically distressed community.