Tribal Grant Opportunities

$12 million in grant funding is available for tribal communities to plan, study and build best-fit climate solutions

The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for tribal climate resilience grant funding now through 11:59 p.m. Pacific on June 7, 2024. Federally recognized tribes within Washington and federally recognized tribes with lands in Washington may apply. Approximately $12 million is available for this grant program, with a maximum award of approximately $2 million per project. Commerce encourages and invites participation at our online grant application workshop (link launches meeting) to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply. Registration is not required to attend or to submit an application.

Funding Opportunity-Community Reinvestment Plan Homeownership Capital Accelerator

  • 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”). Federally recognized tribal nations in Washington state are automatically eligible to apply, and do not need to register as or partner with a CRP-verified “by-and-for” organization. View/Download RFP

Capital Funding Opportunity-Application open now for performing arts, art museum, and cultural organizations

  • Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2025-27 Building for the Arts grant program. These competitive grants can fund 33% of eligible capital costs, up to $2 million, for acquisition, construction, and/or major renovation of capital facilities. This grant opportunity is available to all tribes and nonprofit organizations with emphasis on performing arts projects, art museum projects, and cultural organization projects.
  • Deadline
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically through ZoomGrants

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM from the federal Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)


DATE: March 11, 2024

TO: Tribal IV-D Directors, Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations, and Other Interested Individuals

SUBJECT: Guidance for the Tribal Child Support Program Start-Up Application Process


Start-Up Application Guidance (PDF) 
Program Development Plan Work Aid (DOCX)
Tribal Child Support Program Overview PowerPoint (PPTX)

The Final Rule on the Tribal Child Support Enforcement program was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 16638 (PDF)) on March 30, 2004. The Rule implements section 455(f) of the Social Security Act and sets forth the required elements and related provisions for tribal child support programs (45 CFR part 309).

This guidance is for tribes and tribal organizations interested in operating a child support program.

In 2023, OCSS organized a workgroup of tribal child support directors to review proposed updates to IM-05-06, A Guide to the Tribal IV-D Start-Up Application Process. The instructions are now more concise and easier to follow. The guidance includes tools that help tribes and tribal organizations apply for funding. 

The guidance contains:

We hope this updated guidance provides useful information for all tribes and tribal organizations interested in applying for funding to operate a child support program. 


FY 2023 Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program - The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program provides Capital Advance funding for the development of supportive rental housing for Very-Low-Income persons aged 62 years or older and project rental subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) to maintain ongoing affordability. This program provides elderly persons with the opportunity to live independently, but with important voluntary support services such as nutritional, transportation, continuing education, and/or health-related services.

Posted Date: February 21, 2024

Closing Date: June 20, 2024

Total Program Funding: $115,000,000

Award Ceiling: $20,000,000

OVW Open Solicitations –


WA Grant gives more money to more people                WA Student Achievement Council

Washington College Grant (WA Grant) gives more money to more people for more kinds of education and training beyond high school. WA Grant is not reserved for valedictorians or athletes—it is available to all eligible Washington residents, including undocumented students. If you meet the program and income requirements, you have money waiting for you.  Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WA Grant award, but the only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to apply for financial aid. Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now open.   Learn more at


New Funding Available for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Programs Initiative (ADPI)

Applications due Tuesday, June 11, 2024

ACL has released the 2024 funding opportunity for the Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities program. Cooperative agreement grants awarded under this opportunity will support and promote the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service systems in states, communities, and tribes. The dementia-capable systems resulting from program activities are expected to provide quality, strengths-based, person-centered services and supports that help people living with dementia and their caregivers remain independent and safe in their communities. There are two application options contained in the single Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Grants to States (Option A) and Grants to Communities (Option B). No entity is eligible to apply for both state and community options.  

Up to $9.5 million available to support electrification and appliance rebates for Tribal households and small businesses

Commerce LogoThe Washington State Department of Commerce opened a formula funding request for the State Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEAR) Program in February, with $12 million in funding from the Climate Commitment Act for Tribal governments and Tribal supporting entities.  Approximately $9.5 million of that funding is still available to provide rebates and incentives to Tribal households and small businesses to install high-efficiency electric equipment and appliances. This program provides grants to third-parties to administer rebate and incentive programs for high-efficiency electric equipment and appliances, for low- and moderate-income households and small businesses including Tribal governments and entities, Non-profits and community based organizations that serve Tribal members, and Tribal partnerships.

The funding request form will remain open until June 30, 2024, or until the current funding of $9.5 million is allocated.

Application and more information (SmartSheet)

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