OCVA Grants and Funding

Coronavirus CESF Requests for Proposal

The purpose of this funding is to Prepare for, Prevent the Spread of, and Respond to the Coronavirus.   This includes responding to revenue loss due to the pandemic and issues impacted by the pandemic.

There are two Requests for Proposal.  The eligible applicants for each are:

  • By & For RFP – Eligible applicants are By & For Non-Profit organizations and units of local government that have a record of working with and funding programs for marginalized communities
  • General Competitive RFP – Local Government, Tribes and Non-Profit Organizations

The key differences in the two RFPs is the smaller potential pool of applicants under the By & For RFP and an additional form in the By & For RFP to screen out ineligible applicants.


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.

Applications will be accepted through February 26, 2021.

Q & A and Bidder’s Conference Info in the Public Safety Section on the Crime Victims and Public Safety homepage

Contact Bill Johnston for questions – bill.johnston@commerce.wa.gov