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WASHINGTON STATE

The Washington State Department of Commerce has issued its Building Communities Fund funding opportunity to pay for up to 25% of eligible capital costs to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate nonresidential community and social service projects. Proposals are due on August 22, 2024.  To download the application, click here.

The Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to support 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 for this grant is $5.7 million, and organizations can apply for up to $500,000 depending on their annual budget. Proposals are due on July 13, 2024. To download the funding opportunity, click here.

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 benefit populations and communities that have been historically underserved by capital grant programs. Up to $5,000,000 is available under this funding opportunity, with $2 million set-aside for housing projects. Maximum awards of $200,000. To download the funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 31, 2024: Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to reduce wealth disparities by helping Black, Latine, and tribal communities build assets. $42 million is being made available under this funding opportunity including $5 million for new housing construction. Proposals are due on July 1, 2024. To download the Request for Qualifications, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 30, 2024: The City of Spokane Community, Housing, and Human Services Department is seeking proposals for well-defined housing-related services projects supporting qualifying populations associated with affordable housing facilities. An estimated $4,500,000 in local and federal funds is available for housing-related services projects through the HOME-ARP program and 1590 Affordable Housing Program. The Housing-Related Services request for proposals, application, and budget spreadsheets are available through the Neighborly portal at: https://my.spokanecity.org/chhs/funding-opportunities/chhs/, as of  Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Completed applications are due on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, by 5 p.m.   Projects must serve populations from at least one of these qualifying populations:

  • Persons with behavioral health disabilities
  • Veterans
  • Senior citizens
  • Persons who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless, including families with children
  • Unaccompanied homeless youth or young adults
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Domestic violence survivors

1590-funded projects will also serve households earning 60% or less of the Area Median Income for Spokane County. To download the funding opportunity, click here.

ADDED ON MAY 15, 2024: The City of Spokane Community, Housing, and Human Services Department is seeking proposals for affordable housing projects that are highly viable, cost-effective, project-ready, and that leverage additional funding from public and private sources. An estimated $9,094,000 in federal and local funds will be available for affordable housing development through the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the 1590 Affordable Housing Program. The City of Spokane is interested in receiving proposals for projects that preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing for low-income households defined as those households earning less than 60% AMI. To increase the supply of affordable housing, the City of Spokane will give priority consideration to the following activities: Acquisition (with or without rehabilitation) of multi-family housing; New Construction of affordable multi-family housing; Rehabilitation of existing affordable multi-family housing; Single family home ownership. More information about this request for proposals, including the full RFP, access to the application and required forms, will be available May 15, 2024 at  https://my.spokanecity.org/chhs/funding-opportunities/chhs/

ADDED ON FEBRUARY 16, 2024: The Washington State Department of Commerce has issued a funding opportunity to support green energy projects. $16 million is being made available under this opportunity. This opportunity is only available for Tribes and their contracted service providers. The application window is open through September 27 with on-going review. To download the Request for Application, click here.