PWB Meeting Date – May 3, 2024

The Public Works Board’s May meeting is May 3, 2024 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. This meeting will be held online via Zoom, and in person at the City of Bellingham Operations Center in Bellingham (2221 Pacific Street, Bellingham, WA 98229). Join the Zoom meeting. Meeting agenda (PDF in Box).

Request for Proposals — Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Services & Prevention Activities

Request for Proposals Culturally Specific Sexual Assault Services & Prevention Activities The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) is announcing a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to support efforts to provide culturally specific services for people affected by sexual assault. Eligible applicants must be by and for the communities they serve. This is a competitive RFP process with funding available from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027. Applicants may…

Apply now for Salmon Recovery Planning Grants

Join the April 18 pre-application workshop to learn more about this opportunity The Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Puget Sound National Estuary Program and the Stormwater and Habitat strategic initiative leads, is offering salmon recovery planning grants to local governments and tribes. These funds aim to advance the Governor’s statewide salmon recovery strategy and align with the Puget Sound National Estuary Partnership’s investment priorities. Funding details Grants are…

Cancellation and Reposting: Community-led firearm violence reduction RFP

Commerce announces cancellation and reposting of Community Reinvestment Project, Firearm Violence Reduction Grants RFP The Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention is today announcing the cancellation and reposting of a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting applications designed to support community-led firearm violence prevention, planning, and intervention programs to serve people at the highest risk of community firearm violence in Washington. The reposted RFP…

Request for Proposals – Weatherization Services for Washington Low-Income Multifamily Housing

The Washington State Department of Commerce, hereafter called “COMMERCE,” is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from those qualified and interested in participating in a project that will serve counties throughout Washington State to weatherize multifamily buildings. Commerce is looking for an entity that will act as an additional agency and/or to expand current weatherization agency services with a focus solely on increasing the energy efficiency and…

Commerce invests nearly $20 million to preserve affordable housing

Commerce invests nearly $20 million to preserve affordable housing

Funding will help make repairs to keep 873 units in service for vulnerable populations in 14 counties OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Department of Commerce this week announced $19.8 million in awards to 31 applicants to preserve 873 affordable housing units through the Housing Preservation Program. These projects provide critically needed housing to some of Washington’s most vulnerable populations. Nine of the awarded projects are in King County, and the other…

Community Reinvestment Plan Loan Guarantee Fund – Lender Participation

In 2022, the Washington State Legislature set aside $200 million in the Community Reinvestment Account for the Department of Commerce to invest in communities with disproportionately harmed by the historical design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possessions. Before authorizing Commerce to distribute this funding, the Legislature directed the agency to develop a Community Reinvestment Plan (CRP) to guide funding distribution from the Community…

Request for Qualifications and Quotes – Mediation services and comprehensive planning for Growth Management Act

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating a Request for Qualifications and Quotes (RFQQ) to solicit proposals from firms interested in providing mediation services for Growth Management Act and comprehensive planning related disputes between tribes, local governments and special districts on an on-call basis. Commerce intends to develop an on-call roster to provide formal dispute resolution procedures for specific topics. This may also involve disputes between social service providers…

Request for Proposals – Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect Initiative

This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks proposals from qualified organizations, Tribes and Tribal Organizations to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect. Applicants should have a demonstrated history providing direct services to children. The grant period will be two years, lasting from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2026. Download applications materials online (on Box) Due date: April 29, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PT Contact RFP Coordinator…