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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

2014 Opportunities

The following Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) were announced in February, 2014 and closed on March 10, 2014. The final allocations were made by City Council on May 5, 2014 and can be found here.

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

Housing and Shelter Preservation - 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.

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

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

Manufactured 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 Opportunity Council.

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

Public Facility or Improvements

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.

Prior Opportunities

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

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