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2023 Environmental Justice Fund and Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Applications Are Now Open!

Environmental Justice Fund

Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is excited to announce that the Environmental Justice Fund is now accepting applications. This year, there are two funding options available. The first option offers grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, with a total funding of $250,000. The second option offers grants ranging from $40,001 to $90,000, with a total funding of $750,000. These funds are to support projects that benefit communities most affected by environmental and climate inequities, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, immigrants, refugees, individuals with low incomes, youth, and elders. The deadline to apply is 5pm (PT) on Wednesday, July 26.

This funding opportunity is open to Tribes and tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and community groups who work with their communities to advance environmental and climate justice. Eligible types of projects include but are not limited to arts and storytelling, community education, organizational and community capacity building, climate change preparedness, skills building and trainings related to green jobs*, and community planning and visioning.

If you are interested in learning more about this Fund, discussing a project idea, or submitting a proposal, you can take the following steps:

  • · Sign up here for a 20-minute call with a member of our team
    • Please use the form to request interpretation.
  • Virtual information session:
    • Wednesday, June 21, 12-1:30pm
    • Register here
    • Please email use the registration form to request interpretation by 6/19.
  • In-person information session:
    • Tuesday, June 27, 6-7:30pm
    • Register here
    • Location: Columbia City Public Library, Columbia Meeting Room
      • 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
    • Please email us at equityenviro@seattle.gov to request interpretation in advance and use the registration form to request interpretation by 6/22.

We are also available to answer questions via email at equityenviro@seattle.gov. Visit seattle.gov/environment/ejfund to learn more and apply.

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund

Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is also excited to announce the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund is now accepting applications. This year, $240,000 is available for grants up to $40,000 to support projects that will take place in 2024. These funds are to support community-led projects and programs that enhance the quality of life in the Duwamish Valley. The deadline to apply is 5pm (PT) on Monday, August 7.

This funding opportunity is open to Tribes and tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and businesses that work closely with the communities in the Duwamish Valley. Eligible types of projects include but are not limited to arts and storytelling, community education, organizational and community capacity building, climate change preparedness, skills building and job training, and community planning and visioning.

If you are interested in learning more about this Fund, discussing a project idea, or submitting a proposal, you can take the following steps:

  • Sign up for here a 20-minute call with a member of our team
    • Please use the form to request interpretation.
  • Virtual Information Session:
    • Wednesday, June 21, 3:30 – 4:30pm
    • Register for the session here (registration is required)
    • Please email us at DROF@seattle.gov to request interpretation in advance and use the registration form to request interpretation by 6/19.

We are also available to answer questions via email at DROF@seattle.gov. Visit seattle.gov/environment/DROF to learn more and apply.