Strengthening Communities and Growing Washington's Economy

The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development: planning, infrastructure, energy, public facilities, housing, public safety and crime victims, international trade, business services and more. We work with local governments, tribes, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.

Building Urban Residential Capacity Grants

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Grants are available to cities to support actions intended to encourage production of more housing and greater variety of housing types. Applications due Feb. 28.

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Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program

We make energy assistance available through a network of community action agencies and local municipalities in Washington state.

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Commerce will begin accepting Library Capital Improvement Program grant applications March 17

The Legislature established the Library Capital Improvement Program in 2019 to help with acquisition, construction and renovation of aging library facilities. This program will allow libraries to apply for grants to improve or replace facilities. Applications will only be accepted through ZoomGrants. Applications will be open: March 17 at 8 a.m. Applications must be submitted by May 15 at noon. *Please note the revised application opening and submission dates. Eligible applicants are

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