Thurston County is soliciting proposed projects for Community Development Block Grant funds. CDBG General Purpose Grants are provided through the Washington State Department of Commerce, which serves small cities and rural areas.

A maximum of $1 million may be available to the county on a statewide competitive basis for public facility, community facility, housing rehabilitation, economic development and comprehensive projects requiring a combination of eligible activities. Those interested in applying must complete a request for proposal application and submit it to the county no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 21. The Thurston County board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 a to hear project presentations and take public testimony. Following the hearing, the commissioners will select one project to sponsor for CDBG funding.

For more information, contact Connie Rivera at (360) 867-2532.