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…

December 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grants – The Department of Energy has announced a $2 billion funding opportunity to expand manufacturing of electric vehicles by converting facilities to manufacture electric vehicles and components. Concept papers are due by November 1, 2023. Full applications are due January 23, 2024. Zero Emission School Bus Grant Program 2023-2025 – The Washington State Department of Ecology announces the availability of approximately $14 million in grants to help accelerate…

Funding Availability – Recovery Residence Operations Funding

The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting applications from eligible entities who wish to establish new Level II or Level III recovery residences, as defined by the National Association for Recovery Residences. Eligible applicants include operators of existing recovery residences who seek to establish a new recovery residence, or non-profit behavioral health organizations seeking to establish a new recovery residence. The Washington Alliance for Quality Recovery Residences (WAQRR) will…

November 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

Washington Community Charging Infrastructure Grant Program – The Washington Department of Commerce is launching the $65M electric vehicle community charging infrastructure grant program and will be accepting applications through December 1, 2023, for multi-family housing, publicly available charging, and fleet charging. Visit Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program website for program criteria and eligibility. The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the program opens September 6, 2023. Applications due December 1, 2023. The…

Request for Applications – Community Reinvestment Financial Coaching and Mentorship Grant Project

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Applications to solicit proposals from those qualified and interested in grant funding for the Financial Coaching and Mentorship project to invest in communities disproportionately harmed by the historical design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, and Latino individuals and families. The Financial Coaching and Mentorship…

$5 million available for the preservation of affordable multifamily housing

Funding is available for projects not in the housing trust fund portfolio and is at risk of losing affordability due to expiration of use restrictions The Washington State Department of Commerce is committed to building communities by preserving affordable multifamily housing in our state.  Commerce is making $5 million in state funds to projects at risk of losing affordability as part of its ongoing mission. These projects provide critical housing…