Building Communities Fund
Capital Facilities Grants for Community-Based, NonResidential Community and Social Service Projects
Funding availability information
The 2023-2025 Building Communities Fund grant application is now open. To learn more about the program requirements and this funding opportunity, please click on the following links:
- 2023-2025 Building Communities Fund Grant Guidelines (PDF)
- 2023-2025 Building Communities Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF)
- LEED Certification Declaration (.doc)
- Stakeholder Recommendation Survey (.doc)
- Register for Building Communities Fund Workshop
- 2023-2025 Building Communities Fund Application
This is a reimbursement-style grant for capital construction projects only. Operating costs are ineligible. It is funded through the sale of state bonds (no federal funds). Awardees are selected through a competitive grant application process conducted every two years by the Department of Commerce. Applicant projects must be located in a “distressed community” or serve a substantial number of low-income or disadvantaged persons.
Click on the links at right to see if your project is eligible to apply; you must only meet one of the criteria to be considered eligible.
The program was created by the Legislature in 2008 (RCW 43.63A.125) to provide a means of identifying qualified community and social service capital projects and providing capital support to nonprofit agencies and their partners to develop or improve these facilities. These investments will play a key role in improving the economic, social, and educational climate in distressed communities and other areas that serve low-income persons.