The Washington Times reported on Tuesday that the company, which sells vape pens and e-cigarettes, has received a $2 million grant from the Trump administration to help develop vape-friendly infrastructure.
The grant includes $500,000 to support an “electronic marketplace for products and services,” and $1 million for “institutional partnerships” to build vape shops.
The company has already announced plans to hire 20 people for the retail and distribution of its products.
“Our goal is to make vape-crazed Washingtonians vape-happy by the end of this year,” a statement on the company’s website reads.
“It’s our goal to make Washingtonians the most vape-savvy in the nation.”
Vape Crafts is not the first company to receive federal grants to develop vape shops, however.
Earlier this year, a group of vape shops were given grants to create vape pens, including one that allows users to mix nicotine-containing e-juices with flavored liquids.
Earlier that year, the company received a similar grant from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.