2024 Homeownership Notice of Funding Availability

The Department of Commerce is now soliciting applications from affordable housing projects seeking funding in the 2024 funding cycle for Homeownership projects. Applications may be submitted for: down payment assistance revolving loan fund (RLF) self-help projects short-term production loans affordability subsidy for long-term or permanent affordable resale restricted programs (such as Community Land Trusts or deed restricted programs) any other Housing Trust Fund-eligible project types View/Download NOFA documents Please download…

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.…

$91 million available to develop affordable housing projects

2024 Multifamily Rental Funding Round accepting applications now through Sept. 18, 2024 Applications may be submitted for multifamily rental projects seeking capital financing from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and the federal HOME and National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) programs. There are two separate Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) open.  Approximately $91.7 million is available across these two notices. Applications are due to the Department of Commerce by…

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…

Funding available for transit-oriented development of affordable housing

Funding available for transit-oriented development of affordable housing $12.5 million available to eligible applicants The Washington State Department of Commerce is committed to building communities by supporting the construction of affordable housing near transit in our state. Commerce is making $12.5 million in state funds available to eligible applicants via a newly posted Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) by the Multifamily Housing Unit (MHU). Learn more & apply Applications are…

Request for applications: Domestic Violence High Risk Teams

This Request for Applications (RFA) seeks qualified organizations to establish new domestic violence high risk teams supporting cases of intimate partner violence with a high risk of lethality. This grant is for one year July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 with potential for renewal. Download application materials here. Closing date: June 5, 2024 at 12:00 p.m, (noon) PST Contact RFA Coordinator Jodine Honeysett for questions: Jodine.Honeysett@commerce.wa.gov Bidders Conference All prospective applicants and team…

NOFO: Community Reinvestment Plan Homeownership Capital Accelerator

Background In 2022, the Legislature created the Community Reinvestment Account, setting aside funding to address racial, economic, and social disparities in communities disproportionately harmed by the historic design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession (the “war on drugs”). The Legislature directed the Department of Commerce to invest the funds in four program areas: economic development, civil and criminal legal assistance, community-based violence intervention and…

Capital funding available for performing arts, art museum, and cultural organizations

Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2025-27 Building for the Arts grant program. These competitive grants can fund 33% of eligible capital costs, up to $2 million, for acquisition, construction, and/or major renovation of capital facilities. This grant opportunity is available to all tribes and nonprofit organizations with emphasis on performing arts projects, art museum projects, and cultural organization projects. Deadline Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday,…

Apply now for behavioral health closure prevention funds

$7.5 million is available to prevent existing behavioral health facilities from closing their doors. The Behavioral Health Facilities (BHF) Closure Prevention Program is now accepting applications for capital projects to preserve behavioral health facilities through critical repairs or upgrades necessary to keep the facility in use. This funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Funding requests cannot exceed $7.5 million. Eligible facilities Existing behavioral…