CUREator’s new health security stream will award $1 million over three years to projects in fields such as emerging infectious diseases and pandemics research, and therapies targeting chemical, biological and radiological threats.
The funding can be used to fund “lifesaving but costly” improvements as new mobile radios for responders, additional wireless towers and new equipment for communications centers that enables jurisdictions to communicate with each other.
The state budget signed last week by Gov. Jay Inslee includes money to create a master’s degree and two bachelor’s degree programs at Eastern Washington University, and a bachelor’s program at Washington State University.
The funding is being made available through broadband infrastructure grants awarded to Comcast, Verizon and Mediacom, which will expand their coverage areas to reach an additional 11,600 homes and businesses.