NOFO: Community Reinvestment Plan Homeownership Capital Accelerator

Background In 2022, the Legislature created the Community Reinvestment Account, setting aside funding to address racial, economic, and social disparities in communities disproportionately harmed by the historic design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession (the “war on drugs”). The Legislature directed the Department of Commerce to invest the funds in four program areas: economic development, civil and criminal legal assistance, community-based violence intervention and…

Request for Proposals: Community Reinvestment Plan Black, Latine and Tribal-Led Agency Support Program

Community Reinvestment Plan Black, Latine, and Tribal-Led Lending Agency Support Program Background In 2022, the Legislature created the Community Reinvestment Account, setting aside funding to address racial, economic, and social disparities in communities disproportionately harmed by the historic design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession (the war on drugs). The State Legislature directed that the Washington Department of Commerce to invest the funds…

Request for Proposals: Road Map to Washington’s Future

Commerce seeks proposals from firms to convene a work group with diverse perspectives to review and make recommendations for integrating special purpose districts into the growth management planning framework. This work will build on the findings and recommendations from the Collaborative Roadmap Phase 3, which concluded in 2023. Funding will not exceed $165,000 for year one deliverables, and Commerce expects to award one contract for this solicitation. RFP Timeline Q&A…