Request for Proposals: Planning and predesign grants for community-based organizations & tribes

The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting proposals from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) interested in completing planning and predesign projects that will support readiness to apply for a Commerce capital grant program. The selected applicants will receive grant funding for planning, technical assistance, and predesign projects that would directly benefit populations and communities that have been historically underserved by capital grant programs. No less than $5.45 million in grant…

Request for Proposals: Human Services Provider Contracts Study

Commerce is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants interested in examining allowable expenses and contracting procedures of human service provider contracts funded by Commerce and others. The external consultant will lead a workgroup made up of diverse organizations from around the state and produce a report evaluating current human service contract structures. Funding will not exceed $415,000 for the contract, and Commerce expects to award one contract for this solicitation. RFP…

Request for Proposals- Incorporation Study within Pierce County

The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting proposals from firms interested in completing a study on the potential incorporation of two currently unincorporated communities, Dash Point and Browns Point, in Pierce County. The study must include, but is not limited to, the impacts of incorporation on the local tax base, crime, homelessness, infrastructure, public services, and behavioral health services. The contract will not exceed $190,000, and Commerce expects to…

Request for Proposals – State Small Business Credit Initiative Technical Assistance Program

The Washington Department of Commerce, is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from those qualified to offer technical assistance in legal, accounting, and financial advisory services to support Very Small Businesses (VSBs) and Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (SEDI)-owned businesses across the state to prepare them to apply for loans or investment opportunities available through Washington’s Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Capital Programs. Proposals are due Sunday,…

Request for Proposals: Community Reinvestment Plan Black, Latine and Tribal-Led Agency Support Program

Community Reinvestment Plan Black, Latine, and Tribal-Led Lending Agency Support Program 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 State Legislature directed that the Washington Department of Commerce to invest the funds…

Request for Proposals: Road Map to Washington’s Future

Commerce seeks proposals from firms to convene a work group with diverse perspectives to review and make recommendations for integrating special purpose districts into the growth management planning framework. This work will build on the findings and recommendations from the Collaborative Roadmap Phase 3, which concluded in 2023. Funding will not exceed $165,000 for year one deliverables, and Commerce expects to award one contract for this solicitation. RFP Timeline Q&A…

Request for Proposals – CPRG Emissions Modeling

Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from those qualified and interested in participating in a project to standardize Green House Gas (GHG) calculation methods across all industries and develop a process for monitoring GHG post-project. Help the GHG Inventory team include an Environmental Justice review, collect data, build a database, develop projections, model policy measures, track progress. Download the proposal (Word)

Revision: Request for Proposals – Community Compensation

The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting proposals from entities interested in coordinating an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist community stipend and reimbursement payment processes. Individuals eligible for stipends and reimbursement are or have recently been low income. Download the RFP (PDF) RFP Addendum 1 Proposal Form Addendum 1 Q & A  Objectives: Work with Commerce to determine eligibility for community members participating in Class 1 activities, in accordance with Washington…

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…