Intent to Award Sole Source – Resource Recycling Systems

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) intends to award a sole source contract agreement to Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. The contract will be awarded on or about May 3, 2024, and will expire on December 31, 2024. The contract is $78,000 for the contract period. Commerce may extend this contract for up to two one-year terms based on funding availability and programmatic needs. Sole Source Scope This sole source contract with…

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,…

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)

Apply now for a Consolidated Residential Building Permit Review Grant

The Washington State Department of Commerce is accepting applications for consolidated permit review under the Local Project Review Act. Grants of up to $187,500 will be provided to local governments to aid in streamlining residential building permit review and to help remove barriers to housing development. Applications are due Friday, May 31, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. Funding eligibility All towns, cities and counties are eligible for this program. Funding will…

Ready, set, drive electric: State instant rebate program to help more consumers choose electric vehicles

Ready, set, drive electric: State instant rebate program to help more consumers choose electric vehicles

Combined with federal and dealer incentives, $45 million in state rebates aim to make EVs accessible to lower income drivers OLYMPIA, WA – The choice and benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs) is about to become more affordable to many more Washingtonians, thanks to a new state program announced today. Flanked by a showcase of affordably priced EV models at a Seattle City Light public charging station in Tukwila, Gov.…

Commerce files final rules for the Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Grant Program

  • April 23, 2024
  • HRLP

Following the passage of HB 1250 in the 2023 legislative session, the former low-income revolving loan program (HRLP) is terminated as of July 1, 2023. The legislation directs Commerce to forgive all outstanding loans and initiate rulemaking to develop a new grant program established in a new section added to chapter 43.330 RCW. Commerce filed the notice of proposed rulemaking (CR 101) on October 20, 2023 and filed proposed rulemaking…

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…

Community Development Block Grant program opens General Purpose grant requests for low- and moderate-income communities

$2 million in CDBG funding available now The Washington State Department of Commerce, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has $2 million in General Purpose grant funding currently available. We anticipate an additional $11 million in funding later this year. Commerce is accepting applications on an ongoing basis through 2024. Applications submitted for CDBG General Purpose grants will be considered for currently available funding and for the funding expected later…

General solicitation for clean energy projects now open

Commerce is now accepting applications to support the planning, design, and construction of clean energy projects through a general round which is open to all eligible project types and applicants. Approximately $34 million will be available in the general round to support the following project areas: Electric grid modernization and innovation Innovative large-scale and dual-use solar Solar energy retrofits for public buildings Clean energy project siting and permitting Building, industry,…

Request for Proposals — Federal Funding Grant Writing Assistance Program

The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from those qualified to administer a grant program to assist community-based organizations, local governments, ports, tribes, and other entities to author federal grant applications with a focus on clean energy and to provide support for federal grant reporting for entities that receive federal grants. There is an unprecedented level of federal funding available for clean…