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Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Commerce Community Capital Facilities
2023-2025 Early Learning Facilities Eligible Organizations
CLOSED  Deadline  10/16/2023
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Requirements  [hide this]

The amount being requested under the funding category must match the amount being requested on the Summary Tab and and grant request amount on the Budget tab.

  • Funding Categories are:
    • Acquisition/New Construction/Major Renovation
      • $200,000 minimum
      • $2,500,000 maximum
    • Minor Renovation
      • $20,000 minimum
      • $216,052 maximum

    • Pre-Development Only
      • $20,000 minimum
      • $216,052 maximum

    • Pre-Design Only
      • $10,000 minimum
      • $21,605 maximum

For further guidance regarding this application, please see our Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Program Guidelines.  The most up-to-date information may be found on the ELF website:

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IMPORTANT: Read each question carefully before responding.

  • Commerce is not responsible for any misunderstandings, incomplete responses, or failure of the applicant to ensure the application is successfully submitted.
  • Email for process related questions only.
  • To ensure an equitable application process, Commerce is unable to assist with the completion or submission of any application.

Project Name is required.

  • Usually the project name is the name of the facility where the award will be used plus a few words to indicate what the funds will be used for, for example, Tykes and Tots - Acquistion and Facility Expansion. If there is no facility name at time of application, please use a short name for your project that will help us identify who and what the funding is for. 

Amount Requested is required.

  • When entering an amount, this is where applicants indicate the grant amout being requested. Please refer to the NOFO for the maximum available award amount for each funding category.  Do not submit more in the Amount Requested field than is available for the funding category for which you are applying.
  • For family home childcare, the amount requested may not exceed 50% of the current home property value.

Total Capital Project Costs is required.

  • When entering an amount, this field is where appli­cants indicate the total cost for real property acquisition and construction of the early learning facility. This total should include all other capital costs in order to bring the early learning facility to completion. 

Applicant Information is required.

  • When entering Applicant Information, please provide the Project Manager contact information as the main contact for this application.
  • When entering Organization Information, this is information for the applicant.  If another entity is completing this application on behalf of the applicant, use the applicant's information.
  • Providing the Executive Director or Chief Operating Officer contact information is required.  This individual will be included on all communications for this application.
  • If more than the Project Manager and ED/CEO should be included on communications about this application, enter those contact email addresses on the Application Summary page under Additional Contacts.


Application Title/Project Name
Amount Requested
The amount being requested under the funding category must match the grant funds amount being requested on the Summary Tab and Budget.
Total Capital Project Costs
The Total Capital Project costs include all costs associated with completing the project. This total is the grant funds plus matching and other project funds.

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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