Grant Fund


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. 

Application Process 

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. Applications for the 2020-21 grant round will be accepted from Nov. 30, 2020 through Jan. 15, 2021, with awards anticipated to be announced in April 2021. 

How to Apply 

1. Submit letter of interest to Headwaters Fund Staff by emailing (letters received after December 7th might not receive feedback). 

2. To apply online visit this link during the application filing period: *Note this link will not be active until the application period begins on November 30th at 8:00 AM. 

Hard copy applications are available upon request by emailing