Paper to Digital grants

Applications are now open for a new Paper to Digital Grant Program. In 2023, SB 5290 amended the Local Project Review Act, RCW 36.70B to consolidate, streamline, and further improve local permit review processes for applicants, customers, planners, builders and designers. This grant program is designed to provide financial support to cities and counties seeking to transition from paper to digital permit review processes in order to address housing shortages in their jurisdictions…

Applications now available – Energy Efficiency Grant Solicitation EE-024

More than $14 million in Energy Efficiency Retrofits grants are available now. Applicants must be public entities in the state of Washington: Local agencies, including any city, town, county, special district, municipal corporation, agency, port district or authority Public higher education institutions K-12 public school districts State agencies Federally-recognized tribe within Washington Key changes from the last round of Energy Efficiency grants: Grant cap increased to $1 million, with minimum…

State Project Improvement (SPI) grants

Request for Applications: SPI-024  $4,850,000 is available for the 2023-25 biennium to state agencies including public higher education institutions. Applications will be reviewed for award on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications will be accepted as long as funding is available. The period of performance will end June 30, 2025.  Projects may already be under contract or in construction at the time of application, however costs will not be reimbursed retroactively.…

Building Communities Fund grants

2025-27 funding opportunity closes Aug. 22 Commerce has opened the 2025-27 funding round for the Building Communities Fund. The program awards state grants to tribes and nonprofit community-based organizations to pay for up to 25% of eligible capital costs to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate nonresidential community and social service projects. Under exceptional circumstances, the state share of project costs may exceed these amounts. There is no minimum or maximum grant…

Request for Proposals | Community Healer Grant

AMENDED 6/21/2024 – See the Minimum Qualifications for amendment CRP’s Community Healer grant supports healing services and activities that are by-and-for communities disproportionally harmed by the war on drugs in Washington. This grant can fund programs that offer intergenerational healing, burnout prevention, traditional healing practices, and much more. Total funding for this grant is $5.7 million, and organizations can apply for up to $500,000 depending on their annual budget. Funding…

Request for Qualifications | Blended Capital Enhancement Grants | Community Reinvestment Project

The Washington State Department of Commerce has a new way to help people and businesses through the Community Reinvestment Project (CRP). It’s called the Blended Capital Enhancement grant, and it aims to support by-and-for lending agencies, businesses, and organizations reduce wealth disparities within Black, Latine, and tribal communities through asset building. This program will help fund programs that: Make it easier for people to buy a home. Provide grants and…

Accepting applications for the Equitable Access to Credit Grant

The Equitable Access to Credit Program, authorized by HB 1015 (RCW 82.04.449) (PDF), provides a tax preference mechanism that generates funds for grants to qualified lending institutions. These grants, funded through contributions in exchange for B&O tax credits, are dedicated to providing access to credit for historically underserved communities. A minimum of 65% of the value of all grants awarded in any calendar year must be allocated for native Community…

Funding available for civilian-military compatible infrastructure projects near military installations

Commerce is now accepting applications for Defense Community Compatibility Account (DCCA) funding for civilian-military compatible infrastructure projects near military installations in Washington. The purpose of the DCCA is to provide funds for development projects that affect the economy, environment, or quality-of-life opportunities for local communities located near military installations. DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPT. 13 Example projects may include: land acquisition recovery and protection of endangered species local infrastructure affordable housing…

Apply now for a Consolidated Residential Building Permit Review Grant

The Washington State Department of Commerce is accepting applications for consolidated permit review under the Local Project Review Act. Grants of up to $187,500 will be provided to local governments to aid in streamlining residential building permit review and to help remove barriers to housing development. Applications are due Friday, May 31, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. Funding eligibility All towns, cities and counties are eligible for this program. Funding will…

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…