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Washington Funding & Opportunities

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations in the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation service area, with a focus on community enhancement, safety/wellness, environment, arts/culture, and education.
Geographic coverage: Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, southeastern Idaho, central/southeastern Washington, and northern California.
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2022
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Wildhorse Foundation Grants
Grants to tribes and national, regional, or local Native American organizations that serve individuals in the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes of Oregon and Washington. Funds may be used to support programs in the areas of public health, public safety, environmental protection, and gambling addiction, among others.
Geographic coverage: Parts of Washington and all of Oregon
Application Deadline: Jan 1, 2023
Sponsor: Wildhorse Foundation
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Barriers to Care and Risk of HIV-Associated Comorbidities among Vulnerable Population Groups
Notice of Special Interest for research that analyzes barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated comorbidities among disproportionally vulnerable and affected population groups of people living with or at risk for HIV infection.
Geographic coverage: 57 priority jurisdictions including 7 states with a substantial rural HIV burden
Application Deadline: May 8, 2025
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help develop and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states and the Pacific Islands. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West, including the early funds small rural communities need to determine project feasibility and to pay pre-development costs prior to receiving state and federal funding.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Northwest Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant Program
Grants for nonprofit organizations working to improve economic and social well-being of rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Northwest Farm Credit Services
Sunderland Foundation Grants
Supports capital improvement and one-time special projects in the areas of higher education, human services, arts and culture, and healthcare and hospitals. Grants have been awarded in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Eastern Kansas; Western Missouri; Northwest Arkansas; the Puget Sound Area, Washington; and the metro areas of Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Sunderland Foundation
Washington J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Washington, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Office of Rural Health
Washington Rural Broadband Program
Low interest loan or loan/grant packages to build infrastructure to provide high-speed, open-access broadband service to rural underserved communities in Washington for the purpose of community economic development.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Washington State Department of Commerce
Western Professional Student Exchange Program
Program that allows students in specific western states and territories to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition.
Geographic coverage: 15 Western states, as well as U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Last Updated: 10/12/2022