State of Washington Low-Income Energy Assistance and Weatherization

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals to solicit proposals from firms interested in providing statewide leveraging activities in support of the Washington State Low-Income Energy Assistance Program and Low-Income Weatherization (WX) Program. Reply by date December 9, 2022 Download the RFP (PDF) Download the RFP – Revised 11/28/2022 (Word) Download the RFP – QA (Word)

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…

Grant Opportunity – Youth Homelessness Prevention Steering Committee

The Washington State Department of Commerce is making up to $190,000 available to contract with a community-based organization(s) to support involvement with the work group of young people and families with lived experience of housing instability, child welfare involvement, justice system involvement, or inpatient behavioral health involvement. Applicants or applicant partner and/or sub grantee must serve and be substantially governed by marginalized populations. Funding available through this grant is solely…

Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association submits concept paper, advances bid for US Dept. Energy Hydrogen Hubs opportunity

Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association submits concept paper, advances bid for US Dept. Energy Hydrogen Hubs opportunity

Powerful public-private partnership encompassing Washington and Oregon forges ahead with development of green hydrogen proposal focused on decarbonizing transportation and heavy industry SEATTLE, WA — The Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2) – a public-private partnership of tribal, labor, government, environmental and private sector hydrogen company leaders – submitted its 20-page concept paper to the US Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday, outlining the significant breadth and depth of possibilities for…

Public Works Board approves over $118 million in pre-construction and construction loans 

Public Works Board approves over $118 million in pre-construction and construction loans 

Funding awards support vital community infrastructure projects across Washington state OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) approved over $118 million in funding for local community infrastructure projects at its Friday, Nov. 4 meeting. Loans from the PWB’s traditional pre-construction and construction programs will fund vital public infrastructure across six different systems: streets and roads, bridges, domestic water, stormwater, sanitary sewers, and solid waste and recycling. Pre-Construction…

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)

Commerce receives over $5.2 million to help end youth homelessness in Washington

Commerce receives over $5.2 million to help end youth homelessness in Washington

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding will support innovative housing programs serving youth in rural communities throughout Washington state OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Commerce today reported that work by its Office of Homeless Youth will benefit from a new $5.29 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding through HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program will support a wide range…

Commerce invests $17.9 million in eight new behavioral health facility projects

Commerce invests $17.9 million in eight new behavioral health facility projects

Grants will fund the acquisition, renovation, and new construction of facilities in five counties OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $17.9 million in grants to fund eight projects across the state that will increase services and community-based treatment options for individuals with a wide variety of behavioral health challenges. The investments support Gov. Inslee’s five-year plan to modernize and transform Washington’s mental health system, with…