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Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Commerce Community Capital Facilities
Community Capital Facilities
2023-2025 Building Communities Fund
CLOSED  Deadline  8/5/2022
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Instructions  [hide this]

1. Please read the entire application carefully and then take and submit the Eligibility Test. This must be approved by staff before you can continue to the next steps of the application.

2. Due to a large and growing number of applications received, we must strictly enforce the following format rules: application responses must be typed into the ZoomGrants system. You can cut and paste text into the answer boxes to make it easier. Please do not create your own document as we will not be accepting paper/emailed applications. Applications not using ZoomGrants will not be reviewed. Edit your answers so they are as clear and concise as possible. Reviewers have only a few weeks to read a great number of applications, so they appreciate it when applicants make it easier for them to find needed information.

3. The application must be certified by a member of the applicant’s board or its executive director using the Certification Form in the 'Documents' tab and uploaded into your application.

4. Upload three Recommendation Surveys from stakeholders directly involved with the community needs your project is responding to using the Certification Form in the 'Documents' tab. One of these must be from a partner in county or local government.

5. Applicants should also upload the following using the "Documents" Tab:

*The most recent annual report or publication describing your organization.

*A current, board-approved financial statement or most recent audit report prepared, compiled or reviewed by a Certified Public Accountant independent of the applicant’s organization (must include a balance sheet).

*If you have not already submitted a “LEED Certification Declaration” to us, please download and include one with your application. You are required to fill this out regardless of whether you are seeking a LEED certification exemption.

*Brief documentation of all individual sources of funding over $10,000. *Proof of current registration as a Washington state nonprofit. *A W-9 form from the IRS (which lists your taxpayer identification number).

*The most current completed copy of IRS form 990.

*Proof of site control - a property title/deed or an executed purchase and sale or lease agreement.  Joint operating agreements are discouraged, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis. See Section 1.4 on Page 6 in the 2023-2025 BCF Grant Guidelines.

*If the project is a partnership, upload a copy of an executed agreement that defines the relationship between the parties. See Section 1.4 on Page 7 in the 2023-2025 BCF Grant Guidelines for information that must be included. 

6. Applicants may also upload a copy of the following (in the 'Documents tab' of ZoomGrants) if available:

*A prepared fundraising feasibility plan;

*A prepared project feasibility study; and

*A prepared operations (business) plan.


*Be sure to read the 2023-2025 BCF Grant Guidelines before you start filling out the application. Please keep your application simple and focus on the fundamentals;

*Be concise but fully responsive to all questions; *You must answer all questions. If the question(s) do not apply please select N/A or type Not Applicable and provide an explanation as to why that question does not apply;

*Whenever possible ground your arguments in facts and data; *Make sure all of your numbers are correct (in some cases the application will do the math for you) and that they are adequately labeled;

*Answer the questions accurately and honestly; *Please follow the instructions. For example, if the question asks you to describe the scope of your project, don’t emphasize why it is needed (another question addresses that topic);

*Your project’s scope of work cannot be significantly changed once we receive your application. If you apply for and receive a construction grant you cannot change this to an acquisition grant.  This is one of a number of reasons why you may consider waiting until the next grant funding cycle (2025-2027 Biennium) if your project is currently at an early stage of development;

*We will be contacting you via email from the address "" so please make sure this address does not get caught in your spam filter;

*When in doubt, ask us questions! The ideal time to begin talking to us is before you start writing your application. Please call our staff at (360) 725-3075, or email us at with any program questions you may have. Also, we strongly encourage you to attend or view an online BCF Workshop.

*For technical assistance with the ZoomGrants application (uploading documents, etc.) please contact or call 866-323-5404 x2. Thanks for reading and good luck!

Requirements  [hide this]

Applicants must be a tribe or registered with the state of Washington as a nonprofit organization. These funds are not for local governments or public facilities districts. To qualify, applicants must also demonstrate that the project meets all 10 of the following benchmarks:

I. Will increase the range, efficiency, or quality of the services provided;

II. Will be located in a distressed community or serve a substantial number of low-income or disadvantaged persons;

III. Will offer a diverse set of on-site activities that meet multiple community service objectives;

IV. Reflects a long-term vision for the development of the community, shared by residents, businesses, leaders, and partners;

V. Requires state funding to accomplish a discrete, usable phase of the project. By statute, if your organization has raised 100% of the project budget it is not eligible for a BCF Grant;

VI. Is ready to proceed and will make timely use of the funds;

VII. Is sponsored by one or more entities that have the organizational and financial capacity to fulfill the terms of the grant agreement and to maintain the project into the future;

VIII. Fills an unmet need for community services;

IX. Will achieve its stated objectives;

AND X. Is a community priority as shown through tangible commitments of existing or future assets made to the project by community residents, leaders, businesses, and government partners.

Library  [hide this]
Description File Name Date Uploaded File Type
Data Certification Form 2023_25BCFDataCertificationForm.doc 5/20/2022 8:18:01 AM DOC
Stakeholder Recommendation Form 2023_25CCFStakeholderSurvey.doc 5/20/2022 8:18:32 AM DOC
New Markets Tax Credit Address Lookup LINK 5/20/2022 8:22:33 AM LINK
DHHS Poverty Level Guidelines LINK 5/20/2022 8:25:57 AM LINK
Determinations of Social and Economic Disadvantage LINK 5/20/2022 8:28:12 AM LINK
23-25 BCF - School District Eligibility 23-25BCF-SchoolDistrictEligibility.pdf 5/23/2022 9:56:53 AM PDF
2023-2025 BCF Guidelines 2023-2025BCFGuidelinesFINAL.pdf 6/1/2022 7:15:46 AM PDF
2023-2025 BCF NOFO 2023-2025BCFNOFOFINAL.pdf 6/1/2022 7:16:11 AM PDF
Alternate New Markets Tax Credit Address Lookup LINK 6/9/2022 11:27:40 AM LINK
LEED Certification Declaration 20Leed_Form.doc 6/15/2022 2:59:21 PM DOC

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Please provide a few basic details about your organization and your project.

Application Title/Project Name (do not begin with "The")
Amount Requested
Please see instructions on how do determine what your project is eligible for on Page XX of the 2023-25 BCF Grant GuidelinesGrant

Applicant Information

First Name
Last Name
Organization Information
(changes to this data will be reflected on all other applications for this organization)

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1. WA State UBI#

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2. Statewide Vendor Number (SWV)

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3. In what state legislative district – not congressional (federal) - is the project located?
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4.  If the applicant’s headquarters is located in a different legislative district than the project see question above, please list its legislative district number here:

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