- Headwaters Fund
- Grant Programs
The Headwaters Competitive Grant Fund supports projects that benefit Humboldt County’s competitive economic advantage. The Humboldt County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), known as Prosperity! 2018, outlines six business clusters and four major industries that are targeted for their growth potential. Preference is given to projects that maintain and increase the number of sustainable jobs paying near or above the median income, enhance the quality of life, and promote healthy communities while protecting the natural environment.
If you have a great idea that could promote business growth or job creation in Humboldt County, consider applying for a grant award through the Humboldt County Headwaters Competitive Grant Fund.
Competitive Grant Application - Instructions
Competitive Grant Application Form
Competitive Grants will not be available during the 2022-23 fiscal year. Please see our Mini-Grant page for other funding opportunities.
For inquiries about future grant rounds, please reach out to staff at email@example.com.
The Headwaters Mini-Grant program supports projects that benefit Humboldt County’s competitive economic advantage. Maximum award amount is $5,000, and grant applications requesting more than $2,500 will require Headwater Fund Board approval. $20,000 is made available to MIni-Grants program each fiscal year, and awards will be made on an ongoing, as needed basis, until allocated funds are exhausted.
Eligible projects for Mini-Grant funding include;
- Community economic development events;
- Projects furthering the County Economic Development strategy; and
- Local representation at regional, national or state events important to economic development strategy implementation, early project development, or regional economic and community development planning.
If you are interested in applying for a HWF Mini-Grant, please email a project proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Investment Fund (CIF) provides loans and grants for large infrastructure projects that will result in permanent and tangible economic benefits to the community. There is approximately $2 million in the fund.
The primary funding focus of the Community Investment Fund is to support projects benefiting industry clusters. These are industries or businesses that have been identified as having the potential to grow and create jobs. The eight existing industry clusters we are focusing on are:
- Building and Construction
- Diversified Healthcare
- Investment Support Services
- Lumber and Wood Products
- Management Innovation Services
- Niche Manufacturing
- Specialty Agriculture and Horticulture