Crime Victims and Public Safety

Crime victim and public safety programs work with governments, community-based organizations and individuals to reduce the impact of crime, substance abuse, and violence. Our programs use advocacy, prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement to stop violence, substance abuse and their social impacts so that Washington’s communities are the best places to work and live.

Public Safety

Commerce’s Public Safety programs work with governments, community-based organizations, and individuals to reduce substance abuse, violence, and social impacts.


Coronavirus CESF Competitive Applications – Round 2
To prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus’s impacts, including revenue loss.

Click here: By and For RFP
Seeking at least nine applications

Click here: Local Government, Tribes and Nonprofits RFP
Seeking at least six applications

Awards to be capped at $250,000 each.
Key event timeline:

  1. Bidders conferences – Feb. 2, 2021 Feb. 16, 2021 (registration link and details below)
  2. Letters of intent due – Feb. 3, 2021 Feb. 17, 2021
  3. Applications due – Feb. 12, 2021  Feb. 26, 2021
Coronavirus CESF Questions and Answers

To be posted Fridays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 5, 2021 Feb. 19, 2021
Round 2 – Questions & Answers – Through Feb 19, 2021 9:00 AM
Questions and Answers Summary

Bidder’s Conference Recordings:

Topic: Coronavirus RFP Bidder Conference – By & For Date: Feb 16, 2021 1:00 PM  Passcode: WD1@C!Vj

Topic: Coronavirus RFP Bidder Conference – General Competitive Date: Feb 16, 2021 2:30 PM  Passcode: 0=5rG8EX

Grant Templates:

Local Governments and Nonprofits
Nonprofit Organizations
Federal Eligibility Package



Filing a Discrimination Complaint Against Federal Grant Programs

Any client, customer, program participant, or employee of an organization that receives funding passed through The Washington State Department of Commerce by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal grant programs has the right to file a discrimination complaint. Any individual who feels that they have been discriminated against may file an external complaint.

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