Open Grants, Loans and RFPs

2024 Homeownership Notice of Funding Availability
The Department of Commerce is now soliciting applications from affordable housing projects seeking funding in the 2024 funding cycle for Homeownership projects. Applications may be submitted for: down payment assistance revolving loan fund (RLF) self-help projects short-term production loans affordability subsidy for long-term or permanent affordable resale restricted programs (such…
RFP – Low-Income Energy Bill Assistance Program Design
The Washington state Department of COMMERCE, hereafter “COMMERCE,” is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals for those qualified and interested in human-centered design to assist COMMERCE in understanding the importance of energy access and home energy costs to the lives of multicultural, rural, and indigenous households across…
Paper to Digital grants
Applications are now open for a new Paper to Digital Grant Program. In 2023, SB 5290 amended the Local Project Review Act, RCW 36.70B to consolidate, streamline, and further improve local permit review processes for applicants, customers, planners, builders and designers. This grant program is designed to provide financial support to cities and…
Applications now available – Energy Efficiency Grant Solicitation EE-024
More than $14 million in Energy Efficiency Retrofits grants are available now. Applicants must be public entities in the state of Washington: Local agencies, including any city, town, county, special district, municipal corporation, agency, port district or authority Public higher education institutions K-12 public school districts State agencies Federally-recognized tribe…
Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program Cohort 2.5 Solicitation Application
The Washington State Department of Commerce, is initiating a Solicitation of Applications from industry-led consortia interested in participating in the a new accelerated cohort of the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program (ICAP). ICAP is an economic development strategy to strengthen industry ecosystems and accelerate economic development. Contract award amounts: Maximum of…
Request for Proposals: ICAP Fusion Cluster Applications
Commerce seeks proposals from fusion related industry-led clusters or consortia interested in participating in Fusion Cluster development as part of the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program (ICAP). ICAP is an economic development strategy aimed at strengthening industry ecosystems and accelerating economic growth. Commerce is seeking proposals for the development of a…
State Project Improvement (SPI) grants
Request for Applications: SPI-024  $4,850,000 is available for the 2023-25 biennium to state agencies including public higher education institutions. Applications will be reviewed for award on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications will be accepted as long as funding is available. The period of performance will end June 30, 2025.  Projects…
$91 million available to develop affordable housing projects
2024 Multifamily Rental Funding Round accepting applications now through Sept. 18, 2024 Applications may be submitted for multifamily rental projects seeking capital financing from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and the federal HOME and National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) programs. There are two separate Notices of Funding Availability…
Building Communities Fund grants
2025-27 funding opportunity closes Aug. 22 Commerce has opened the 2025-27 funding round for the Building Communities Fund. The program awards state grants to tribes and nonprofit community-based organizations to pay for up to 25% of eligible capital costs to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate nonresidential community and social service projects.…
June 2024 Transportation Electrification Open Funding Opportunities
US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles,…
Request for Proposals | Community Healer Grant
AMENDED 6/21/2024 – See the Minimum Qualifications for amendment CRP’s Community Healer grant supports healing services and activities that are by-and-for communities disproportionally harmed by the war on drugs in Washington. This grant can fund programs that offer intergenerational healing, burnout prevention, traditional healing practices, and much more. Total funding…
Request for Proposals: Planning and predesign grants for community-based organizations & tribes
The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting proposals from qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) interested in completing planning and predesign projects that will support readiness to apply for a Commerce capital grant program. The selected applicants will receive grant funding for planning, technical assistance, and predesign projects that would directly…
Accepting applications for the Equitable Access to Credit Grant
The Equitable Access to Credit Program, authorized by HB 1015 (RCW 82.04.449) (PDF), provides a tax preference mechanism that generates funds for grants to qualified lending institutions. These grants, funded through contributions in exchange for B&O tax credits, are dedicated to providing access to credit for historically underserved communities. A…
May 2024 Transportation Electrification Open Funding Opportunities
May 30, 2024 Clean Transportation, Electrification of Transportation Systems, EV Council, Upcoming Opportunities US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture…
UPDATED Request for Proposals: Human Services Provider Contracts Study
Commerce is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants interested in examining allowable expenses and contracting procedures of human service provider contracts funded by Commerce and others. The external consultant will lead a workgroup made up of diverse organizations from around the state and produce a report evaluating current human service contract…
Funding available for civilian-military compatible infrastructure projects near military installations
Commerce is now accepting applications for Defense Community Compatibility Account (DCCA) funding for civilian-military compatible infrastructure projects near military installations in Washington. The purpose of the DCCA is to provide funds for development projects that affect the economy, environment, or quality-of-life opportunities for local communities located near military installations. DEADLINE…
Funding available for transit-oriented development of affordable housing
Funding available for transit-oriented development of affordable housing $12.5 million available to eligible applicants The Washington State Department of Commerce is committed to building communities by supporting the construction of affordable housing near transit in our state. Commerce is making $12.5 million in state funds available to eligible applicants via…

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