The City provides grants to
nonprofit organizations located within the city. Funding priorities include
physical/mental health, basic needs (e.g. food) and job training. Those nonprofit agencies that provide services in our community can be located in
the Opportunity Council's
Community Resource Directory.
This directory provides information in the following areas: children,
education, food, health, housing, jobs, utilities and several others.
The following Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) have been announced. The final allocations will
be made by City Council on May 4, 2015.
Housing and Shelter Preservation -
Preservation of multifamily housing, including
shelters and transitional housing. Only existing housing or shelters that
included in the City's
inventory are eligible.
Infill Housing Demonstration Program - This program is
both a homebuyer and rental program, and is intended to create ownership
and/or rental opportunities that implement the City's Infill and
- Production of new rental (multifamily)
housing primarily serving households that earn less than 50% of Area
Rental Assistance and Supportive Services
Funding is limited to those projects that
are also applying for Rental Production Program funding.
This program serves vulnerable families and individuals who are
experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Coming in February, 2015
The following Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be announced in
Emergency Winter Shelters -
Agencies that help provide emergency shelter to
homeless families and individuals during the winter months (December 1 -
Housing Services - Nonprofit agencies that provide
housing services within the City of Bellingham are encouraged to apply for
Human and Social Services Grants
- Programs that are used to deliver human services to a minimum of 51% low -
and very-low income individuals.
Public Facility or Improvements
For more information on these programs, contact
David Stalheim, Block Grant Programs Manager at 360-778-8300 or