Grant Fund

Attention: The Headwater Fund will be accepting applications for the FY 21-22 grant round from July 16th, 2021 - August 20, 2021.


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 2021-22 grant round will be accepted from July 16, 2021 through August 20, 2021, with awards anticipated to be announced in September 2021. 

How to Apply 

1. Submit letter of interest to Headwaters Fund Staff by emailing (letters received after August 6th might not receive feedback). 

2. Submit completed application, along with all required documentation, to Economic Development Staff at or mail your application to 825 5th Street Ste 112, Eureka CA, 95501. All documents should be PDF's. Late submissions may not be accepted.

Hard copy applications are available upon request by emailing