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 Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (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

  • Tim Probst, Director
  • Anna Nikolaeva, Supervisor, Career Connect WA / Youth Program Management & Expansion
  • John Traugott, Supervisor, Adult Program Management & Expansion
  • Andrew Clemons, WIOA Youth Program Manager
  • Danny Salazar, ESD Career Connect Washington Manager
  • Donna Mack, Statewide WIOA Rapid Response Manager
  • Erica Maki, WIOA National Dislocated Worker Grants (NDWG) Development, Opioid Crisis NDWG Manager
  • Julie Baxter, COVID-19 Disaster Recovery NDWG Manager
  • Katherine Lechner, WIOA Dislocated Worker Program
  • Nicole Hanson, WIOA Adult Program, COVID-19 Employment Recovery NDWG Manager
  • Shannon Brundle, Economic Security for All (EcSA) Program Manager