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Funding opportunity for community organizing and leadership development

If you are a Seattle organization that supports immigrants, refugees, and other communities of color, this opportunity for funding might interest you.

The Leadership Executive Administration division of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking investment applications from those interested in providing community organizing and leadership development activities with Immigrant, Refugee and other Communities of Color.  This RFI is open to agencies/organizations, associations, or coalitions eligible to apply: non-profit, public, private or combination.  The purpose of this RFI is to support immigrant, refugee, and other communities of color in mobilizing and engaging their residents and building their leadership skills to work collectively to influence policies, strategies and programs to improve the conditions of their community.  HSD is particularly interested in supporting agencies that may not have access to traditional sources of funding.

Funding Opportunity Released Friday, October 12, 2012
Information Session 1 Thursday, October 18, 201210:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Location – To be Announced (tba) – I will send an announcement once we have confirmation of a space tomorrow, October 16. 


Information Session 2 Monday, October 22, 20122:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Location – To be Announced (tba)
Application Deadline Thursday, November 15, 2012 by 5:00 p.m.
Site Visits November and/or December 2012
Interviews November and/or December 2012
Planned Award Notification December 2012
Contract Start Date January 1, 2013

Additional Information and the guidelines are available on HSD’s Web Site at: