Building Urban Residential Capacity Grants

Round of Grants for Jurisdictions Partially Planning Under the GMA

Commerce is pleased to announce funding for actions to increase residential building capacity in cities and towns or the county in counties that are partially planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA).  This grant is modeled on recent grants offered under E2SHB 1923 (2019) which was focused on cities planning under the GMA. A total of $100,000 is available for housing action plans or code changes that increase urban residential building capacity, streamline permitting, or address barriers to the development of more housing. Grants of up to $25,000 are available.

The “Partially Planning” grant is open from Monday, March 2, 2019 until April 17, 2021. Local legislative action must be taken by June 15, 2021 and all deliverables must be completed by June 30, 2021.

Grant Instructions 
Application Form
Sample Contract Language

2019 awards for code changes, housing action plans and subarea plans are here.