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Funding Opportunities

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.

 Year-Round Opportunities


Emergency Winter Shelters - Agencies that help provide emergency shelter to homeless families and individuals during the winter months (December 1 - March 31).

2015 NOFA - Winter Emergency Shelter

CLOSED NOFAs - Released February 4, 2015

Here is the PowerPoint presentation (PDF) that was given at the Housing and Community Development Funding Opportunities workshops held in February, 2015.

2015 Housing Services NOFA - Nonprofit agencies that provide housing services within the City of Bellingham are encouraged to apply for this funding.

2015 Human and Social Service NOFA - Programs that are used to deliver human services to a minimum of 51% low - and very-low income individuals.

2015 Public Facility or Improvements NOFA - Public facilities or improvements that principally benefit low-income persons or areas.

2015  Infill Demonstration Program NOFA - 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.

Closed NOFAs - Released December 15, 2014

The final allocations will be made by City Council on May 4, 2015. 

2015 Housing and Shelter Preservation NOFA - Preservation of multifamily housing, including shelters and transitional housing. Only existing housing or shelters that are included in the City's Consolidated Plan inventory are eligible.

2015 Rental Housing NOFA - Production of new rental (multifamily) housing primarily serving households that earn less than 50% of Area Meridian Income (AMI).

2015 Rental Assistance and Supportive Services NOFA - 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.

** For other funding opportunities not tied to new development projects, please see Housing Services or Human and Social Service Grants.

For more information on these programs, contact David Stalheim, Block Grant Programs Manager at 360-778-8300 or

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