Tribal Resources and Opportunities
We have compiled a list of resources and funding opportunities for Tribal communities from Commerce and beyond.
- Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance: The Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance (CBRA) program provides a long-term rental subsidy for high-risk individuals and households with behavioral health conditions.
- HOME Investments Partnership Program – Rental Development: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Rental Development program is a housing block grant program used to preserve and create affordable housing for low-income households. This program is tribal entity eligible.
- Consolidated Homeless Grant: The Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) provides resources to fund homeless crisis response systems to support communities in ending homelessness. Grants are made to local governments and nonprofits but sub grantees can be tribes.
Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) Homeowner Assistance Program
If you are a homeowner struggling to pay your mortgage or other home costs, help is available through the state Homeownership Hotline at 877-894-4663. You’ll be connected with one-on-one support to sort out your options. You also may be eligible for a new source of federal assistance, the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). Don’t wait— call today and get help!
Spark NW is dedicated to affordable, equitable, clean energy and works to accelerate the shift to clean energy one community at a time. Spark NW’s Tribal Energy program has been engaging with Tribes to foster energy independence and self-sufficiency. They have a proven track record with capacity building within Tribal communities. Reach out to Spark NW’s Tribal Liaison for more information.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning process and document that successfully engages a range of partners from across your region. If you need help in developing a comprehensive community planning document CEDS might be a good match for you. It also opens you up to support from federal agencies. For local contact information reach out to the Washington state Department of Commerce Tribal Liaison.
CERB Planning Program
The Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) provides loans and grant funding for federally recognized Tribes in Washington state. Funding is available for planning, prospective development, and committed private partner construction projects. No funding is available for broadband at this time. Please see the CERB website for further information and contact CERB staff to discuss your project needs.