Request for Proposals – Community Compensation

The Washington Department of Commerce is soliciting proposals from entities interested in coordinating an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist community stipend and reimbursement payment process for eligible individuals who are low income and/or have lived experience, in order to support their participation in Commerce-led activities that are classified as class one groups managed by the Housing Division. Download the RFP (PDF) Exhibit A (Word) Objectives: Provide prompt payment to eligible individuals…

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…

General solicitation for clean energy projects now open

Commerce is now accepting applications to support the planning, design, and construction of clean energy projects through a general round which is open to all eligible project types and applicants. Approximately $34 million will be available in the general round to support the following project areas: Electric grid modernization and innovation Innovative large-scale and dual-use solar Solar energy retrofits for public buildings Clean energy project siting and permitting Building, industry,…

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…

Request for Proposals — Funding available to law enforcement agencies for vehicle pursuit technology

Now accepting applications for the second round of Law Enforcement Vehicle Pursuit Technology Grant Program The Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention/Community Safety Unit is soliciting applications from Washington state law enforcement agencies. This is the second round of funding through the Law Enforcement Vehicle Pursuit Technology Grant Program. The purpose of the RFP is to provide law enforcement agencies with modern vehicle pursuit…

Request for Proposals — Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Services & Prevention Activities

Request for Proposals Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Services & Prevention Activities The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) is announcing a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to support efforts to provide culturally specific services for people affected by sexual assault. Eligible applicants must be by and for the communities they serve. This is a competitive RFP process with funding available from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027. Applicants may…

Apply now for Salmon Recovery Planning Grants

Join the April 18 pre-application workshop to learn more about this opportunity The Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Puget Sound National Estuary Program and the Stormwater and Habitat strategic initiative leads, is offering salmon recovery planning grants to local governments and tribes. These funds aim to advance the Governor’s statewide salmon recovery strategy and align with the Puget Sound National Estuary Partnership’s investment priorities. Funding details Grants are…

Cancellation and Reposting: Community-led firearm violence reduction RFP

Commerce announces cancellation and reposting of Community Reinvestment Project, Firearm Violence Reduction Grants RFP The Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention is today announcing the cancellation and reposting of a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting applications designed to support community-led firearm violence prevention, planning, and intervention programs to serve people at the highest risk of community firearm violence in Washington. The reposted RFP…

Request for Proposals – Weatherization Services for Washington Low-Income Multifamily Housing

The Washington State 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 that will serve counties throughout Washington State to weatherize multifamily buildings. Commerce is looking for an entity that will act as an additional agency and/or to expand current weatherization agency services with a focus solely on increasing the energy efficiency and…