Recommending a Planning and Evaluation Process for Offshore Wind Projects Request for Proposals

The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Office of Governor Inslee to solicit Proposals from those qualified and interested in leading a project to develop recommendations on a Washington-specific consultation and public engagement process to guide the planning and evaluation of potential offshore wind development off Washington’s coast. This project will culminate with a final report and presentations of findings to…

Cannabis Social Equity Technical Assistance Grant Program Consultant Request for Proposals

The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from consultants or firms qualified and interested in participating in a project or firm to administer a Cannabis Social Equity Technical Assistance and Grant Program over two years. Program administration tasks shall include: Development of comprehensive program in collaboration with COMMERCE Provision of an online technical assistance in business plan development Implementation of a mentorship program…

Request for Applications – Community Reinvestment Financial Coaching and Mentorship Grant Project

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Applications to solicit proposals from those qualified and interested in grant funding for the Financial Coaching and Mentorship project to invest in communities disproportionately harmed by the historical design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, and Latino individuals and families. The Financial Coaching and Mentorship…

$5 million available for the preservation of affordable multifamily housing

Funding is available for projects not in the housing trust fund portfolio and is at risk of losing affordability due to expiration of use restrictions The Washington State Department of Commerce is committed to building communities by preserving affordable multifamily housing in our state.  Commerce is making $5 million in state funds to projects at risk of losing affordability as part of its ongoing mission. These projects provide critical housing…

Healing, Support and Transition Services Competitive Request for Proposals

Per SSB 5114, OCVA seeks proposals from qualified non-profit organizations, Tribes and tribal organizations to provide healing, support and transition services. Services will be available to adults 18 and older who have experienced sex trafficking. As defined in SSB 5114: Each project will provide healing, support and transition services for adults 18 and older. Each grantee will meet the requirements of service providers related to the provision of services, activities,…

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (SAMFE) #3 Competitive Request for Proposals

OCVA requests applications from Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (SAMFE) service providers per the priority identified in the VOCA State Plan. The purpose of these grant funds is to increases access to SAMFEs and address service delivery challenges in our state, to complement existing resources, such as Crime Victims Compensation, creating a more sustainable, trauma-informed service model for sexual assault survivors. OCVA will fund projects resulting from this application for…

Federal Funding Strategic Analyst Request for Qualifications and Quotes

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Qualifications and Quotes (RFQQ) to solicit responses from those interested in participating in a project within Washington, D.C. to develop and manage a strategic approach to competing for and securing federal funding opportunities for entities in Washington state. Commerce intends to utilize this contracting opportunity, valued at $100,000.00, to get on the ground support within Washington, D.C. to assist…

Tukwila Small Business Technical Assistance Request for Proposals

Brief summary of opportunity: The Washington Department of Commerce, hereafter called “COMMERCE,” is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from those qualified and interested in participating in a project to provide technical assistance to small minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in south King and Pierce counties. Per Proviso Section 131 (17) of the Washington State 2023-2025 Operating Budget, the contract recipient resulting from this RFP must be…

Study of Housing and Essential Needs Funding, Delivery and Impact

The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit responses from qualified firms in studying and evaluating the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Washington State Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Program. Reply by November 9th, 2023 4 P.M. Download RFP (PDF) Download Amendment 1 (PDF) Download Q&A (PDF) Download Q&A Update (PDF)

Matching grants available for federal broadband infrastructure financing opportunities

Important funding updates from the Washington State Broadband Office Matching Grant application changes There is approximately $ 25 million set-aside for Matching Grant applications. This is an “open cycle” on a first come, first serve basis, until funds are exhausted. There is a maximum $5 million dollar million or 25 percent of the federal grant amount sought, whichever is less. Eligible projects: eligible entities applying for federal broadband infrastructure funding.…