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Funding Opportunities & Requests for Proposals

Each year we have funding opportunities and housing development opportunities for developers. We encourage you to check back regularly for available funding and proposal requests. Learn more about open opportunities below.


Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) and Request for Proposals

When funding is available, this page is your resource for deadlines, timelines and details about the application process. Available funding opportunities are provided on this page when they are open.  

NOFA Information

Funding Opportunities

The 2023 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Affordable Housing Development and Preservation is now available. Funding will support the following:

  • Construction of new multi-family rental or homeownership housing for low-income households
  • Acquisition of existing multi-family rental or homeownership housing for low-income households
  • Assistance for low-income, first-time homebuyers
  • Public right-of-way infrastructure improvements that are directly related to the development of affordable housing (multi-family rental projects only)

Applications for funding will be accepted through Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 4 PM.

Please contact Tammi Garofalo at (253) 591-5605 or tgarofalo@cityoftacoma.org if you have any questions or requests for information in alternate formats.


Please read the Tacoma 2023 Affordable Housing Notice of Funding Availability Application Information and Instructions  document prior to beginning the application.


All application documents linked below are also available for download here.


Multi-Family Rental Application Materials

Homeownership Application Materials


Additional Definitions

The following application materials are required ONLY for an application seeking federal HOME Investment Partnership – Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) set-aside funds.

CHDO Certification Application Materials 

 If your organization IS NOT a currently certified City of Tacoma CHDO         

 If your organization is a currently certified City of Tacoma CHDO

New or Renewal: submit all three attachments

Workshop for Applicants

If you are planning on submitting an application for funding, you are strongly encouraged to attend our Zoom workshop on May 23, 2023, from 2-3:30 PM Pacific Standard Time.


2023 NOFA Q&A Document

The deadline for submitting questions to the 2023 NOFA process was June 7, 2023. All questions that were asked during the Workshop for Applicants on May 23, 2023 and all questions that were submitted to City Housing Division staff by email before the deadline have been compiled with responses in the 2023 NOFA Q&A Document.



Request for Proposal Information

Request for Proposals:

The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority is accepting applications from agencies or individuals to develop and administer homeownership or financial education workshops. These courses will increase the opportunities for potential homeowners to purchase homes and for existing homeowners to maintain homes. The proposals will 1) show how the applicant’s material or curriculum will benefit populations that have been historically and systemically underserved and 2) describe the content of the class or workshop the applicant could provide and how this course/workshop would increase homebuyer readiness, financial education, or provide support after the purchase of a home.


Key Dates:



RFP Released

August 7th, 2023

RFP Workshop https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81093092329?pwd=UW8wV1QzVVd1cm5VeHhxaTRITlh4Zz09

Meeting ID: 810 9309 2329

Passcode: 399340

August 14th, 2023 from 12:00PM – 1:00 PM

Office Hours for Applicants, by appointment

Sign up here

August 16th, 2023 from 12:00PM – 4:00 PM

August 17th, 2023 from 12:00PM – 4:00 PM

August 18th, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Q & A Questions Due

August 18th, 2023

Final FAQ Released

August 23rd, 2023


August 28th, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Threshold Review and Applicant Follow-up

August 29th – Sept. 5th, 2023

Recommendations to the TCRA Board

September 28th, 2023

Award Announcement

September 29th, 2023

Contracting Anticipated

October – November 2023

Contract Start

Workshops may begin as early as November 2023







Click Here for the Request for Proposals Packet


Past NOFA Recipients

See past year awardees below:


General Frequently Asked Questions About NOFAs

What is a Notice of Available Funding (NOFA)?

A NOFA is simply an announcement that grant funding is available and signals an opportunity for interested and qualified people to apply to receive funding. Funding typically has specific criteria applicants must meet for their program or service to qualify for the available funding.

How often is funding available?

Funding is made available when it is released by Federal, State or Local governments. Funding opportunities vary, so it is a good idea to check the page somewhat frequently or sign up for our page watch.

Who should apply for funding?

Organizations or professionals whose business and expertise meets the criteria of the funding opportunity. We encourage anyone to apply that believes their program or service qualifies for funding.