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Request for Public Comment: Equitable Access to Credit Program
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. The…
December 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment
Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grants – The Department of Energy has announced a $2 billion funding opportunity to expand manufacturing of electric vehicles by converting facilities to manufacture electric vehicles and components. Concept papers are due by November 1, 2023. Full applications are due January 23, 2024. Zero Emission School Bus Grant Program…
Solicitation of Applications – Securing Federal Funding Initiative (SFFI)
Through proviso funding, the Washington State Department of Commerce has been tasked with creating a grant program which would assist the community with capturing more opportunities to receive federal funding. The Washington State Department of Commerce has been provided $2,000,000 for this fiscal year (ending June 30, 2024) for: “activities…
Funding Availability – Recovery Residence Operations Funding
The Washington State Department of Commerce is soliciting applications from eligible entities who wish to establish new Level II or Level III recovery residences, as defined by the National Association for Recovery Residences. Eligible applicants include operators of existing recovery residences who seek to establish a new recovery residence, or…
Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants 2023-2025
Notice: This program is currently accepting applications until January 10th, 2024. The Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants program is designed to increase the number of manufacturing and research and development jobs in Washington State. The grants support the Building Economic Strength Through Manufacturing (BEST) Act (HB 1170) passed by the state…
November 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…
Cannabis Social Equity Technical Assistance Grant Program Consultant Request for Proposals
The Washington Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Proposals from consultants or firms qualified and interested in participating in a project or firm to administer a Cannabis Social Equity Technical Assistance and Grant Program over two years. Program administration tasks shall include: Development of comprehensive…
$5 million available for the preservation of affordable multifamily housing
Funding is available for projects not in the housing trust fund portfolio and is at risk of losing affordability due to expiration of use restrictions The Washington State Department of Commerce is committed to building communities by preserving affordable multifamily housing in our state.  Commerce is making $5 million in…
Healing, Support and Transition Services Competitive Request for Proposals
Per SSB 5114, OCVA seeks proposals from qualified non-profit organizations, Tribes and tribal organizations to provide healing, support and transition services. Services will be available to adults 18 and older who have experienced sex trafficking. As defined in SSB 5114: Each project will provide healing, support and transition services for…
Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (SAMFE) #3 Competitive Request for Proposals
OCVA requests applications from Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (SAMFE) service providers per the priority identified in the VOCA State Plan. The purpose of these grant funds is to increases access to SAMFEs and address service delivery challenges in our state, to complement existing resources, such as Crime Victims Compensation,…
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…

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