Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention seeks consultant to provide technical assistance for violence prevention planning efforts

The Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention is seeking a consultant to provide technical assistance to three community-based organizations that are each leading efforts to prepare a strategic action plan for future youth violence intervention and prevention programming in Pierce County, Yakima County, and the City of Vancouver respectively. To plan for future program implementation, the Department of Commerce has contracted with the three organizations to each create…

Request for Proposals: Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention Social Network Analysis

The Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention (OFSVP) is seeking a consultant to lead a project to review the operations and outcomes of the current use of social network analysis to intervene in firearm violence in Washington and nationally, and to make recommendations for how OFSVP can best deploy the responsibilities and resources of the office to support and expand the use of social network analysis in Washington…

Request for Proposals: Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention seeking consultant to improve access to materials to support implementation of the state’s risk protection laws

The Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention (OFSVP) is seeking a consultant to lead a project to design a statewide web portal that links to accurate, updated, consistent, easy to use, and trauma-informed content related to Washington’s risk protection laws including civil protection orders and orders to surrender and prohibit weapons. The consultant will recommend to OFSVP design and content that can be easily accessed by petitioners and…

Barrier Elimination in Services and Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities from Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Communities

The Washington State Department of Commerce hereafter called “COMMERCE,” on behalf of the Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC), is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from organizations interested in participating on a project to enhance participation and effectiveness of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), their family members, and other community members in public policy advocacy. Reply By: December 9th, 2022 Download the RFP (PDF)

Electric Vehicle Council – Transportation Electrification Strategy Development

Commerce is soliciting proposals for a project to develop a statewide transportation electrification strategy on behalf of the Interagency Electric Vehicle Coordinating Council (EV Council) to ensure market and infrastructure readiness for all new vehicle sales. In March 2022, Governor Jay Inslee signed the Move Ahead Washington transportation package (ESSB 5974) into law. The legislation created the new EV Council to align the state’s transportation electrification efforts. The EV Council…

Seeking proposals for planning teams to improve systems to enforce firearms prohibitions

The Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention is accepting applications from organizations and agencies to lead up to four projects to support the effective implementation of laws intended to reduce the risk of harm by firearms. OFSVP has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFP) soliciting applications from non-profit organizations, courts and other local and tribal agencies to convene a planning team and develop a strategic action plan to design…

Open Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment and Digital Equity Planning Program

The Department of Commerce, Washington State Broadband Office (WSBO) has applied for funding pursuant to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the state Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity Planning Grant Program. The WSBO has been designated as the administering entity for both the BEAD and Digital Equity Planning Grants. This office was established to ensure access and adoption for…

Social Equity in Cannabis: Technical Assistance Mentor Program

The Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to create a roster of Mentors, including one Facilitator, for the Social Equity in Cannabis: Technical Assistance Mentorship Program. Applicants to this RFP will provide a variety of support services to program participants from disproportionately impacted areas, or people and communities who have been deeply impacted by high poverty and enforcement of cannabis prohibition who are interested in starting…