Grant funding to support project-ready industrial sites across Washington

The Industrial Site Readiness grant is designed to enhancing large scale site development by providing funding for various site readiness services, which will boost the state’s portfolio of project-ready sites and attract new investment. Industrial Site Readiness Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) Industrial Site Readiness Grant Online Application General Information and eligibility requirements The Industrial Site Readiness program offers $2.5 million in grant funding and is open to public entities statewide,…

Eviction Rent Assistance Grantee Support Consultant

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms interested in participating in an initiative to strengthen the contracting relationships between Commerce Eviction Rent Assistance program lead grantees and service organizations run by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) with the primary mission of serving BIPOC communities. PROPOSAL DUE: November 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM PST ESTIMATED TIME PERIOD FOR…

Behavioral Health-Focused Systems of Care Grant

The Washington State Department of Commerce is making up to $459,800 available to implement the Behavioral Health Systems of Care Grant, focusing on youth and young adults exiting behavioral health settings. The Behavioral Health Systems of Care Grant program supports interventions that prevent young adults from exiting inpatient behavioral health systems into homelessness. Behavioral Health Systems of Care grant program seeks to identify young adults (18-24) at risk of homelessness…

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.…

Commerce now accepting applications for Electrification of Transportation Systems grants

Commerce now accepting applications for Electrification of Transportation Systems grants

$10.6 million available to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Washington state OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for a new grant through the Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) program. Potential applicants must be part of Washington state local government, a retail electric utility serving Washington state, or any organization partnering with qualified entities. All modes of transportation qualify, and Commerce is prioritizing…

Ongoing – CERB Planning Program

Ongoing – CERB Planning Program

CERB provides limited grant funding for studies to evaluate high-priority economic development projects, and rural broadband projects. When considering planning grants, the Board gives priority to projects that could result in a type of project eligible for CERB construction funds.

Ongoing – CERB Prospective Development Program

Ongoing – CERB Prospective Development Program

Local governments and federally-recognized Indian tribes in rural counties and rural communities may apply for the Prospective Development (PD) program if an economic feasibility study has been conducted and demonstrates that private business development is likely to occur as a result of the public improvements.

Ongoing – Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

Ongoing – Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

This program provides low interest loans and limited grants to local governments, non-profits, tribes, ports, and private businesses undertaking clean-up and redevelopment of brownfield properties that are idle, underutilized or abandoned as a result of contamination.  Typical Brownfields loans range around $500,000 or more, pending funding availability.

New Home Rehab Loan Program – Rural Low-Income Home Owners

New Home Rehab Loan Program – Rural Low-Income Home Owners

This program will provide deferred loans up to $40,000 to rural, low-income households that need repairs and improvements on their primary residence for health, safety or durability. Homeowners earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible. Eligible improvements include rot removal, foundation/structural improvements, energy improvements, lead paint and asbestos work, improvements for handicapped persons, repair or replacement of major housing systems, emergency storm repairs, seismic retrofits…