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Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals for funding

Department of Neighborhoods Funds available to support community-initiated projects working to advance food equity Note: This application is now closed. Seattle’s Food Equity Fund is now accepting applications for Tier Two grants that support community-based organizations working to address food education, access, and security. Grant funds will be prioritized for projects… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Environmental Justice Fund Awards $750,000 in Grants for 14 Projects Led by and Benefiting Those Most Impacted by Climate Change

2021 Grants Are Largest-Ever Amount Awarded and Continue Trend of Growth Each Year The City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is pleased to announce $750,000 will be awarded through the Environmental Justice Fund (EJ Fund) to 14 community-led projects designed to benefit those most impacted by environmental… [ Keep reading ]

Fresh Bucks Public Lottery Application Now Open

The Fresh Bucks Public Lottery is now open for applications! The application opened yesterday, October 11th, and will stay open until October 29th, 2021. Eligible Seattle households may submit a Public Lottery application for $40 in Fresh Bucks benefits to use on fruit and vegetable purchases starting in 2022. Residents… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fresh Bucks Program Launches Electronic Benefits to Offer a More Equitable Shopping Experience

Over 12,000 Seattle residents enrolled in Fresh Bucks can now shop with their Fresh Bucks Card or app, eliminating the need for paper vouchers and improving customer and retailer experiences. Fresh Bucks, a healthy food program that provides monthly cash assistance to eligible and enrolled Seattle residents so they can… [ Keep reading ]

The Fresh Bucks 2020 Impact Report is Here!

The Fresh Bucks program, administered by the Office of Sustainability and Environment and funded by the City of Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax, has announced the release of its 2020 Impact Report. During an exceptionally challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh Bucks was there to help Seattle residents stretch… [ Keep reading ]

Serving the Community: Seattle’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Response

The City of Seattle recently released a report about the emergency food response during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and thanking the many partners involved in supporting our residents. Since the beginning, food security has been a top concern as the unprecedented health and economic crisis dramatically increased… [ Keep reading ]

Apply to Join the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for three positions on the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board, an 11-member body that makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on programs and services to fund with the Sweetened Beverage Tax revenue. Beginning in 2018, the City of Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Green Worker Spotlight: Moving Toward a More Just and Healthy City

The COVID-19 pandemic has made worse many existing inequities across our communities. As we work to build Seattle back better, we have an opportunity to build a more just, healthy, and beautiful city. Under a Green New Deal framework, we are working to eliminate our city’s climate pollution by 2030,… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and King Conservation District Community Partnership Grant Program Awards $426,000 to Six Community Organizations

The City of Seattle and King Conservation District are continuing their longstanding collaboration to invest in natural resource improvements that are led by or in deep partnership with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted these communities, but has not changed the need for improved… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Awards Over $500,000 For Community-Led Projects that Advance Environmental Justice

2020 Grants Are Largest-Ever Amount Awarded through the City’s Environmental Justice Fund Contact: Lylianna Allala, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, 206-276-4102 The Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment, in partnership with Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee, is pleased to announce $515,000 in funding will be awarded to 10 community organizations… [ Keep reading ]