Seeking public comments on grants for new "diaper banks" in Washington state

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August 18, 2021

We are building a new $5 million grant program for "diaper banks" 

Thousands of families throughout Washington are struggling to afford diapers, wipes and other essential baby products. Recognizing this need, the state legislature provided $5 million over the next biennium and charged Commerce with administering a new grant program to fund "diaper banks" in communities statewide.

Purpose of the funding is to support local organizations/agencies in purchasing and distributing diapers, wipes and other essential baby products to families in need with children under three years of age. The legislation prioritizes diaper bank providers that serve or are located in marginalized, low-income communities or communities of color, and providers that help support racial equity.

We need your input - public comments welcome now thru Aug. 25

A public comment period is now open to gather input from stakeholders and the public to help guide what should be included in the new program. Comments are welcome now through Aug. 25. 

Please submit written comments on the Washington State Diaper Program via U.S. mail or e-mail by11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

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Mail your comments to:

Attention: Karen Dunn
Department of Commerce
WA Diaper Program
P.O. Box 42525
Olympia, WA 98504-2525

Questions? If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Karen Dunn, (360) 485-2984