Innovation and Modernization Program

Resources for future applications

Agencies applying for grants in the future will need to submit a Project Pitch Deck. This webpage will be updated regularly, so please return for the latest information. If you have questions about this program, please contact

Projects funded to date

Progress update - May 2024

We’re excited to announce the Innovation and Modernization Fund has $3 million dollars for Fiscal Year 2025 project grants. Agencies can submit project proposals from April 2 to May 14 this year.

Agencies applying for grants need to submit a project proposal using an updated pitch deck template that will be available on April 2.

Please submit your completed Pitch Deck to: IMProgram@Watech.Wa.Govno later than May 14, 2024.

The IT Investment Board will review agency proposals and invite agencies to pitch their projects at an upcoming meeting. Proposals should align with the rating criteria established by the IT Investment Board.

The Technology Services Board (TSB) is the approving authority for all proposed projects recommended by the IT Investment Board. The ITIB intends to recommend projects for funding at the June 13 TSB meeting.

The IT Investment Board will evaluate project proposals until all FY25 funding is awarded.

If you have questions about this program, please email the IM Program.

IMF Timeline
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In 2023 the state Legislature created an Innovation and Modernization Fund (IMF) at WaTech that allows state agencies to address emergent legacy-systems issues or adopt innovative technology to meet a critical business need.

The 2023-25 biennial budget appropriated $3 million for the IMF, of which $1.5 million was available for fiscal year 2024. Within the first five months of availability of funding for this program, WaTech received 34 proposals totaling $6.6 million in requests. Twelve requests were approved and all funds for FY24 have been awarded.

The IM Program provides administrative review of agency proposals, establishes criteria and evaluates proposals, collaborates with state agencies to develop proposals for funds access, and provides project oversight of TSB-approved projects.