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Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF)

Grants to Washington Groups and Organizations
to Improve the Quality of Life in Local Communities

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON)

Conf. Date:

07/13/21

Deadline Date:

08/16/21 5:00 PM - Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Washington neighborhood and informal groups, business groups, and community organizations in eligible locations to address local needs and improve the quality of life in local communities. Funding is intended to support new and existing projects and programs that benefit residents living in the Duwamish River Valley.

Proposals to the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund should address one or more of the following:

  • Safe fishing or fish consumption   
  • Environmental development or restoration
  • Job training or economic development 
  • Community development
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Affordable housing strategies
  • Healthy lifestyle 
  • Emerging issues, i.e, COVID-19, homelessness, West Seattle Bridge closure.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191342

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum DROF award amount is $40,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be able to commit by January 1, 2022, and be completed by September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants: Neighborhood groups, community organizations, informal groups, and business groups.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational Workshops:

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Workshop #1
July 10, 2021 - 10:00 - 11:30am
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https://seattle.webex.com/seattle/j.php?MTID=mdbdd11f7ecd4911e46e9f48ac5e70f82

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Meeting number (access code): 1878 98 5994
Meeting password: GrC3Jyf4JV5

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Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Workshop #2
July 13, 2021 - 6:00 - 7:30pm
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https://seattle.webex.com/seattle/j.php?MTID=m857ac4de079e51d6add8cc1f82310c61

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Meeting number (access code): 1873 00 7617
Meeting password: 3pyRfiMZS24

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Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is August 16, 2021, at 5:00 PM

2020 webinar: https://youtu.be/FIhgQDNdooI

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/ZHPM9LL

Or email applications to DROF@seattle.gov

Or mail to:
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
c/o Duwamish River Opportunity Fund
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

Esprit Autenreith
Administrative Specialist
Phone:(206) 233-0093

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USA: Washington: Duwamish River Valley area

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