Community Development Block Grant program opens General Purpose grant requests for low- and moderate-income communities

$2 million in CDBG funding available now The Washington State Department of Commerce, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has $2 million in General Purpose grant funding currently available. We anticipate an additional $11 million in funding later this year. Commerce is accepting applications on an ongoing basis through 2024. Applications submitted for CDBG General Purpose grants will be considered for currently available funding and for the funding expected later…

Request for Proposals — Federal Funding Grant Writing Assistance Program

The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from those qualified to administer a grant program to assist community-based organizations, local governments, ports, tribes, and other entities to author federal grant applications with a focus on clean energy and to provide support for federal grant reporting for entities that receive federal grants. There is an unprecedented level of federal funding available for clean…

Request for Proposals — Federal Clean Energy Tax Credit Assistance

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from non-profit entities qualified to administer a program to assist community-based organizations, local governments, ports, tribes, and other entities to access federal tax incentives. There is an unprecedented level of federal funding available for clean energy projects through the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). In addition to new grant funding opportunities, there are also…

PWB Meeting Date – May 3, 2024

The Public Works Board’s December Meeting is May 3, 2024 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. This meeting will be held online via Zoom, and in person at the City of Bellingham Operations Center in Bellingham (2221 Pacific Street, Bellingham, WA 98229). Join the Zoom meeting.

March 2024 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities; and/or for engineering integration performed in the US related to…

Recovery Residence Operating Funds program to be discontinued

The Department of Commerce is discontinuing the Recovery Residence Operating Funds program as of June 30, 2024.  Organizations interested in obtaining start-up funding to establish new Level II or Level III recovery residences, as defined by the National Association of Recovery Residences,  should contact the Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences (WAQRR).  WAQRR is administering this program on behalf of the Washington State Health Care Authority. Funding under this program pays for costs…

February 2024 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants – Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects – Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities; and/or for engineering integration performed in the US…