Commerce is now accepting grant applications for $5 million available for activities that increase residential building capacity or streamline permitting. Applications from cities over 20,000 in population are due Sept.30. For cities with less than 20,000 in population, applications are due Oct. 15.
E2SHB 1923 Funding Opportunity
Engrossed Substitute Second House Bill (E2SHB 1923) included grant funding for local government to take at least two of listed actions in the bill to increase urban residential building capacity, or to develop a housing action plan.
Click here for a list of eligible activities and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Revised September 5
For communities over 20,000 population: A pre-application survey was sent to cities over 20,000 in population to be completed by July 31. Application instructions and a grant application for a grant of up to $100,000 can be downloaded here. The application due date is September 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
For communities under 20,000 population: Download the grant application instructions and grant application form. Applications are due October 15, 2019. Completing the pre-application survey is required.
For more information on mandatory housing provisions, passed in the 2019 legislature, see the GMS housing topic page.