The Grants Management Office is the unit responsible for developing and testing new initiatives and reforms to increase outcomes in the workforce development system. Part of that work includes negotiating and managing financial and performance outcomes in grants and contracts with the 12 Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) in Washington and various other partners. These grants and contracts include WIOA Title 1 formula allocation grants, state awarded National Dislocated Worker Grants generally for disasters/emergencies and layoffs/major dislocations, and strategic initiatives funded by WIOA and other sources.

Grants Management Team Members

  • Andrew Clemons, Grant Administration & Performance Manager
  • Anna Nikolaeva, Career Connect Washington Manager
  • Danny Salazar, Career Connect Manager
  • Donna Mack, Statewide Rapid Response Manager
  • Erica Maki, Workforce Initiatives Manager
  • John Traugott, Workforce Initiatives Manager
  • Marie Bruin, Development and Expansion Manager
  • Shalina Latiff, Workforce Initiatives Manager
  • Tim Probst, Director
  • Group email address: ESDGPWorkforceInitiatives@esd.wa.gov