Request for Proposals – Facilitating a new grant program for community-based organizations

The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting proposals from firms interested in assisting in the development of a new grant program. The program will aid community-based organizations with participation in local planning and engagement with cities and counties currently updating their comprehensive plans and development regulations under the Growth Management Act. Commerce is seeking a consultant to provide assistance on grant program design, to develop communication tools, and provide on-going assistance to grantees.

Commerce has budgeted an amount not to exceed $150,000 for this proposal. RFP submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 10, 2024. Send proposals by emailing

Pre-proposal conference

A pre-proposal conference was held Wednesday, February 28, 2024. The recording of this conference is available with our RFP materials (on Box).

Questions about this RFP?

Please contact Natasha Langer by emailing

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This program is supported with funding from Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. The CCA supports Washington’s climate action efforts by putting cap-and-invest dollars to work reducing climate pollution, creating jobs, and improving public health. Information about the CCA is available at

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