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Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Workshop Thursday, April 21

Duwamish RiverThe City of Seattle is seeking applications for community-based projects that enhance the quality of life in Seattle neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. Successful applicants will engage in projects involving job training, economic development, access to healthy food, affordable housing strategies, and activities that will have long-term, sustainable impacts for the communities along the Duwamish.

“As our city’s only river, we are committed to restoring the Duwamish and supporting the people who live along its banks,” said Seattle Mayor Murray. “We look forward to funding community-based projects that nurture healthy, vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods.”

This year, the City will again fund $250,000 in projects. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a community event about the fund on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sea Mar Community Care Center at 1040 S. Henderson Street. Applications will be accepted through May 13 at 5 p.m.

Successful projects will:

  • Be developed through a process of community engagement and participation.
  • Have a clear statement of the way the project addresses community priorities, the anticipated results, and the metrics used to measure success.
  • Build linkages among communities and involve a diversity of people and organizations; have engaged project partners.
  • Address an issue important to the success of the Duwamish River communities.
  • Be connected to the long range future of the Duwamish River communities.
  • Have a clear budget and demonstrated capacity to manage funds effectively.

To view the Request for Proposals and the application, visit the Department of Neighborhoods website. For questions, call 206-499-5793 or email