Resources

Nonprofits/Small Businesses/Cultural and Community Organizations:

Competitive State Capital Budget Grant and Loan Programs
70+ Grant opportunities to fund capital projects, including affordable housing projects, historical preservation, ecosystem protection, etc. Sort by keyword.

WA State Department of Commerce: All Current Grants and Loans
80+ Grant opportunities for community facilities, community services/crime victims, housing and homelessness solutions, clean energy projects, and small business assistance. Updated frequently.

Clean Energy Fund
Funds development and deployment of clean energy technology. All organizations (cities, counties, non-profits, etc.) encouraged to apply.

Early Learning Facilities Grants and Loans
Funding for ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and WCCC (Working Connections Child Care) to expand, remodel or construct early learning facilities

Housing Trust Fund
Funds construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of low-income housing units and other affordable housing capital costs.

Community Economic Revitalization Board Program
Finances public infrastructure improvements to encourage new private business development and expansion. Rolling deadlines.

ArtsWA Grants
Funding for organizations seeking support for arts projects and programming, or the promotion of arts learning as part of basic education for K-12 students.

City of Seattle Grants & Funding
30+ Grant opportunities for community-based projects, improving cultural and recreation facilities, and social service providers. Updated frequently.

WA State Legislature — 2023 Capital Budget Local Community (LCP) Projects
The LCP process provides funding for capital needs, including construction, design, renovation and land acquisition. The LCP form provides information for House and Senate members to request a separate appropriation in the Capital Budget for your project.

Deadline is usually three weeks into Legislative session, with the form released in the December before session. Please email my office at liz.berry@leg.wa.gov if you plan to apply for the 2022 LCP Process.

Small Business Specific:

Washington Small Business Development Centers
One-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising on all phases of small business development for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

WA Department of Commerce – COVID-19 Specific Resources
Technical assistance and recovery resources for small businesses. Limited grant opportunities ongoing.

US Small Business Administration
Federal loans, investment capital, disaster assistance, surety bonds and grants. Updated frequently.

Small Business Flex Fund
Access up to $150,000 in low-interest loans for payroll, rent, advertising, repairs, and more.

 

Page updated 4.21.22