Open Grants, Loans and RFPs

Federal Funding Strategic Analyst Request for Qualifications and Quotes
The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Qualifications and Quotes (RFQQ) to solicit responses from those interested in participating in a project within Washington, D.C. to develop and manage a strategic approach to competing for and securing federal funding opportunities for entities in Washington state. Commerce…
Tukwila Small Business Technical Assistance Request for Proposals
Brief summary of opportunity: The Washington 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 to provide technical assistance to small minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in south King and Pierce counties. Per…
Homeless Diversion Program Grant Competitive Application
The Department of Commerce seeks applications from organizations interested in providing diversion services to people at risk of homelessness or recently homeless in their communities. Services must be prioritized to communities with a demonstrated disproportionate representation in homelessness and housing instability. Services must be low-barrier, trauma-informed and culturally responsive. Funding…
Study of Housing and Essential Needs Funding, Delivery and Impact
The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit responses from qualified firms in studying and evaluating the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Washington State Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Program. Reply by November 9th, 2023 4 P.M. Download RFP (PDF) Download Amendment 1…
October 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment
Washington Community Charging Infrastructure Grant Program – The Washington Department of Commerce is launching the $65M electric vehicle community charging infrastructure grant program and will be accepting applications through December 1, 2023, for multi-family housing, publicly available charging, and fleet charging. Visit Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program website for program…
PRO Housing: Comment period on Commerce application to HUD
Commerce seeks public input on PRO Housing application. Ver información en español // 以中文查看内容 Public comment period through October 19, 2023 The Washington State Department of Commerce seeks public input on its grant application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Commerce is applying to HUD’s…
Request For Proposals – Climate Pollution Reduction Planning
The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals to solicit Proposals from those qualified and interested in supporting the outreach and community engagement strategy for Washington’s climate action planning work. Title: Climate Pollution Reduction Planning Proposals Due: October 10, 2023 at 4:00 P.M., Pacific Time, Olympia, WA…
Request for Application – Nonprofit and Religious Nonprofits Security Grant Program
The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating a Request for Application (RFA) process to fund $500,000 in fiscal year 2024 for the physical security of nonprofit and religious nonprofit institutions. Grant recipients must have reasons to believe they have been subject to security threats and demonstrate a need for…
Request for Information – Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund (EE RLF)
The EE RLF program intends to provide access to capital in the form of loans to homeowners from communities with high-energy burdens and/or environmental health risks. Funding for this revolving loan program will be made available for low to moderate income borrowers to finance projects, updates, and retrofits related to…
September 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment
Washington Community Charging Infrastructure Grant Program – The Washington Department of Commerce is launching the $65M electric vehicle community charging infrastructure grant program and will be accepting applications through December 1, 2023, for multi-family housing, publicly available charging, and fleet charging. Visit Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program website for…
Climate Planning Grant Funding Open Now
Apply now for Climate Planning grants Commerce will make approximately $30 million available in climate planning grants for the 2023-2025 biennium to implement HB 1181 (2023). Each fully planning city and county is eligible for funding based on applicability (RCW 36.70A.040 (4)). Climate planning grants are available for the development…
August 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment
DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity – U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office open funding opportunity announcement for 15 different topic areas. State and local governments, tribes, higher education institutions, for-profit and nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Concept papers due June 26, 2023; full applications due…
Request for Information – Commerce seeks input to inform spending of $5M to secure federal funding opportunities from landmark legislation
The historic CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) make available hundreds of billions in both direct federal funding and tools to leverage private sector investment in critical industries to Washington state. Commerce is requesting information from communities and entities…
PWB Now Accepting Broadband Loan Applications
The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) has approximately $13.5 million available for broadband construction loans to acquire, install, or construct last and middle mile infrastructure in unserved areas of the state. Eligible applicants Local governments Tribes Nonprofit organizations Cooperative associations Multiparty entities Limited liability corporations (LLCs), incorporated businesses and…
PWB Upcoming Broadband Funding Cycle – What to Know, How to Prepare
The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) is an infrastructure funder, and we anticipate opening a broadband loan cycle on June 6, 2023. If you are a broadband infrastructure manager for local governments, tribes, nonprofit organizations, cooperative associations, multiparty entities, LLC’s, incorporated businesses or partnerships, it’s time to get ready…
Public Works Board Funding Applications Open Now
The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) will accept funding applications for infrastructure construction projects now through 11:59 p.m. PT, July 7, 2023. Applications for pre-construction and emergency construction projects will be accepted until all allocated funds are exhausted. Cities, towns, counties, special purpose districts, and quasi-municipal organizations may apply.…
Grid Formula Funding Application Narrative: Sections for Public Review and Comment
Public Hearing Meeting Information Attend: February 22, 2023 Grid Formula Funding Grant – Public Comment Webinar (on Zoom) Time: Feb 22, 2023 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Public Comments due by March 7, 2023; 11:59 P.M., PST Email comments to Deborah.Witmer@commerce.wa.gov. 1. Criteria A. Eligible Entities Eligible entities…

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