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 City of Bellingham will now begin accepting applications for projects to
address housing and community development needs to meet the challenges of
low-income persons and the homeless. Applications are due by
5:00 pm on March 10, 2014.
Two pre-application workshops were held in the Central Library
Lecture Room (210 Central Avenue) on February 18th and 21st, here is the
PowerPoint that was presented.
Emergency Winter Shelters -
Agencies that help provide emergency shelter to
homeless families and individuals during the winter months (December 1 -
Housing and Shelter Preservation - $263,000 available
preservation of multifamily housing, including
shelters and transitional housing. Only existing housing or shelters that
included in the City's
inventory are eligible.
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.
Housing and Mobile Home Repair
- This opportunity is for nonprofit agencies that can deliver this service
in Bellingham. *NOTE: Those interested in manufactured housing repair or weatherization
of low-income housing in Bellingham should contact the
- Up to $2.65
million available for the production of new rental (multifamily)
housing primarily serving households that earn less than 50% of Area
Public Facility or Improvements
available to commit to an eligible project.
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
- This opportunity is for organizations or agencies that provide rental
assistance in which the assisted tenant may move from a dwelling unit with a
right to continued assistance.
Infill and Neighborhood Development
- 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 Neighborhood goals.
Rental Assistance and Supportive Services
- To help serve vulnerable families and individuals who are
experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Funding Recipients - a list of funding
recipients, both past and present, can be found
For more information on either of these programs, contact
David Stalheim, Block Grant Programs Manager at 360-778-8300 or