Economic Development



Sales and Use Tax Funds

Current Washington State law authorizes the legislative authority of a rural county to impose a sale and use tax in accordance with the terms of Chapter 82, Revised Code of Washington (RCW). In Grays Harbor County, according to RCW 82.14.370, the rate of the tax shall not exceed .09 percent of the selling price in the case of a sales tax or the value of the article used in the case of a use tax. The tax imposed is deducted from the amount of tax otherwise required to be collected or paid over to the Department of Revenue under Chapter 82.08 or 82.12 RCW.

Grays Harbor County has authorized this tax and compiles the funds annually for distribution throughout the county to qualifying organizations in the form of reimbursable grants. Most applications are considered during an annual grant application process. In some cases, applications may be considered outside of the regularly-scheduled annual process.

For consideration during the annual grant process, applications must be completed in full and submitted by the 5:00 PM due date on the application materials to the Department of Public Services. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Applications may not be changed or amended by the applicant after the deadline for submission.