Grant Sources

Mount Rainier

Funding Links

To assist our members, Thurston Regional Planning Council provides links to funding opportunities in the region. This area of our site is designed to provide a place to share and disseminate information on region-wide funding opportunities that may be accessed by member jurisdictions and organizations.

The following funding opportunities are posted to assist our members who are looking for resources to support their work. We will continue to compile and post new information as it becomes available. If you have knowledge of a funding opportunity you wish to share, please send pertinent information via email to the Thurston Regional Planning Council.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Tracks over $10 million federal dollars obligated to domestic assistance programs and provides links to Federal grant programs web sites.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Grants
Administered by the Department of Commerce. Cities and towns with less than 50,000 in population. Projects must primarily benefit low-moderate income persons. For housing rehabilitation, economic development, infrastructure, community facilities, planning, and public services projects.

Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)
CERB provides local governments low-interest loans and some grants to help finance public facility projects needed for private sector expansion and job creation.

Energy Saving Performance Contracting (ESPC)
Washington General Administration program that assists colleges, cities and towns, counties, school districts, hospital districts, library districts, port districts and more with selecting and financing solutions for building energy upgrades for energy saving projects such as: energy management systems, interior and exterior lighting, boiler replacement and repair of steam distribution systems, high efficiency HVAC systems, LED traffic systems, wastewater treatment plant pumps and motors.

ESRI Grant Assistance Funds
ESRI continues to seek relationships with organizations by partnering in common task initiatives. Learn more by visiting the ESRI Grants page.
Federal grants resource.

Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC)
The IACC is a resource for locating infrastructure funding or technical assistance in Washington State.

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
Young Explorers Grants Program, aimed at individuals ages 18 to 25, has been launched by the National Geographic Society, with support from Lindblad Expeditions, the nation's pioneer in expedition travel to remote and locations. Learn more by visiting the National Geographic Young Explorers Grants page.

Outdoor Recreation & Habitat Conservation Grant Programs
General Information About the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCFB) Grant Programs. Learn more by visiting the Recreation and Conservation Grants page.

Public Works Board: Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF)
Provides financial and technical assistance to communities for critical public health, safety, and environmental infrastructure.

Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCFB)
RCFB helps finance recreation and conservation projects throughout the state. Improve the state's quality of life through its investment of public funds in parks, trails, beaches, boating facilities, wildlife habitat, and natural areas.

Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB)
Administers funds for the protection and restoration of salmon habitat.

Transportation Improvement Board Urban and Rural Programs (TIB)
The TIB distributes grant funding to cities and counties for transportation projects.

Transportation Programs (WSDOT & FHA)
WSDOT administers funding for the following programs: Bridge, Transportation Enhancement, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Safe Routes to School, Public Transportation and Mobility, and other transportation related programs.

USDA Rural Development
Dedicated to improving the quality of life and expanding the economic opportunity for rural American by providing various loan and grant programs to help meet the diverse needs of small rural communities for housing, businesses, and critical infrastructure.
Community Facilites Direct Loan & Grant Program -
Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program -
Business & Industry Loan Guarantees -
Olympia office contact for Grays Harbor County, 360.704.7764

Washington Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce open grants and loans.
Growth Management Grants

Emerging Issues Grants are to provide financial assistance to local governments for projects that are critical to implementing their comprehensive plan under the Growth Management Act outside of other Growth Management Services grant funding cycles. Funding availability is contingent on allocation by the legislature.
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund

Commerce’s Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF) helps local and regional governments, non-profit agencies and private businesses cleanup and redevelop Brownfields sites. The website provides information about redeveloping brownfields sites and links you to the loan information and application forms.

Washington Department of Ecology
Ecology grants and loans include funding for: air quality, coastal zone management, environmental education, flood control, shoreline management, spill response, waste management, water quality, and watershed management.

Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division
Homeland security, hazard mitigation, disaster assistance, and emergency management preparedness assistance grants.

Washington State Department of Health Rural Health Grants
Links to external resources which provide comprehensive information on rural health care issues. Learn more by visiting the Washington State Department of Health's Rural Health Program page.