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Funding Opportunities & Requests for Proposals

Funding Opportunities

The 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is available starting January 19, 2021 for funding to be applied toward the following eligible uses:

  • Housing Assistance: Residential Rehabilitation and Preservation of Single-Family Homeowner Occupied Households
  • Economic Development: Microenterprise Assistance
  • Off- Site Public Improvements/ Public Facilities

Please read the Community Development Block Grant 2021 Funding Information Packet prior to beginning the application. Applicants applying for funds to conduct public improvements or public facilities must also complete a Supplemental Form in addition to the application.


2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) documents can be downloaded here starting January 19, 2021:


Funding Information Packet
Applications for Funds
Supplemental Form

CDBG NOFA Questions and Answers


Applications must be submitted by February 8, 2021 at 5 PM.  Application instructions and other NOFA information is available in the Funding Information Packet.


Housing Division staff will host a NOFA workshop for potential applicants on January 25, 2021 at 10 AM. You can access the workshop at that time using the following link:



You can also follow the workshop by dialing (253) 215-8782. 

Workshop ID: 897 9123 1321
Passcode: 499036


Please contact Heidi Burbidge at (253) 591-5221 or hburbidge@cityoftacoma.org if you have any questions.


Requests for Proposals

Analysis of Systemic Disparities in Achievable Housing Options and Outcomes:


In June 2020, the Tacoma City Council passed Resolution 40622 formally acknowledging that the City of Tacoma’s existing systems have not adequately served the needs of Black community members and other community members of color. Pursuant to that resolution the City has prioritized anti‐racist approaches to the evaluation of new policies and programs as well as to the comprehensive and sustained transformation of present practices. Furthermore, in November 2020 the City Council passed Resolution 40697 that specifically authorized a study to examine the disparities of homeownership as a housing outcome for Black residents of Tacoma and provide budget and policy recommendations that leverage the results to increase Black homeownership in the City.


The City is now seeking an experienced firm or firms to work with staff and with a technical advisory group (TAG) to perform an analysis of systemic disparities to determine whether current race-neutral homeownership housing programs are sufficient in addressing the impacts of racism on homeownership opportunities in Tacoma. The City is also looking for options to redesign our homeownership housing programs to more effectively address historic inequities creating financial and racial disparities in Tacoma.


The consultant firm for this project will be selected through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. An RFP document with more information and instructions for respondents can be found here.


To receive notifications by email when new funding opportunities and requests for proposals are available, please send email to cedhousingdivision@cityoftacoma.org.