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Reimagining Government Relief Grants: A Conversation with the State of Washington Department of Commerce

Join us as we host Julia Terlinchamp, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Small Business Grants for the State of Washington Department of Commerce. She'll share insights from delivering more than $235 million of relief funding to small businesses across Washington State.

The Working Washington Round 4 Grant received more than 16,000 applications. To deal with the high volume Julia's small team reimagined their grantmaking process, leveraging tools to:

  • Simplify the application requirements
  • Streamline the review process
  • Automate review of each businesses' license and IRS status
  • Create dynmaic data modeling
  • Deliver funds to grantees at lightning speed

Tune in to hear how they did it!

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Julia Terlinchamp was activated in March 2020 to the State Emergency Operations Center to help support the COVID-19 response. She has held multiple roles since the beginning of the pandemic, including helping source ventilators and testing kits for the state. In Spring of 2020, she created and then led the state’s Business Response Center to help Washington-based employers and employees navigate the many policies, health, and safety concerns. Beginning in Fall of 2020, Julia shifted to focus entirely on economic recovery. This included playing a key role in implementing the Working Washington Grant: Round 3 program, disbursing $100 million to organizations impacted by the pandemic. She then designed and implemented the Working Washington Grant: Round 4 program, distributing $240 million to small businesses in Spring of 2021. Julia also oversaw numerous other emergency grant programs during this same period using CARES Act funding. Currently, Julia is preparing to launch the Working Washington Grants: Small Business Relief Program focused on businesses impacted by the prolonged closure of the Canadian-US border.

Picture of your guest, Caitlin Stainken

Caitlin Stainken is the Director of New Business at Submittable. She joined the team in 2015. Caitlin has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana, and she’s an alumnus of the Chicago Neo-Futurists. At 5’4″, she’s the tallest woman in her family.

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Hosted By:

Picture of your guest, Julia Terlinchamp

Julia Terlinchamp was activated in March 2020 to the State Emergency Operations Center to help support the COVID-19 response. She has held multiple roles since the beginning of the pandemic, including helping source ventilators and testing kits for the state. In Spring of 2020, she created and then led the state’s Business Response Center to help Washington-based employers and employees navigate the many policies, health, and safety concerns. Beginning in Fall of 2020, Julia shifted to focus entirely on economic recovery. This included playing a key role in implementing the Working Washington Grant: Round 3 program, disbursing $100 million to organizations impacted by the pandemic. She then designed and implemented the Working Washington Grant: Round 4 program, distributing $240 million to small businesses in Spring of 2021. Julia also oversaw numerous other emergency grant programs during this same period using CARES Act funding. Currently, Julia is preparing to launch the Working Washington Grants: Small Business Relief Program focused on businesses impacted by the prolonged closure of the Canadian-US border.

Picture of your guest, Caitlin Stainken

Caitlin Stainken is the Director of New Business at Submittable. She joined the team in 2015. Caitlin has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana, and she’s an alumnus of the Chicago Neo-Futurists. At 5’4″, she’s the tallest woman in her family.