Duwamish River Opportunity Fund to provide $250,000 for community-initiated projects

Seeking proposals to support Duwamish River neighborhoods

For years, Duwamish River neighborhoods have been impacted by environmental injustices, including the Superfund clean-up occurring in and along the river. To support them, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is again seeking proposals to the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund (DROF) to help fund community-based projects that improve the quality of life for communities living in the Duwamish River Valley. The total amount of funding is $250,000.  

Apply

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 

To learn more and apply, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/duwamish-river-opportunity-fund.

The deadline to apply is Monday, September 21 by 5 p.m.

Attend a Workshop

Applicants are encouraged to attend a virtual workshop before applying. These workshops will review the application process and discuss the requirements for a good proposal.

Workshops dates and times are below. Please RSVP at https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/drof-2020workshop.

Tuesday, August 4 – 5:00 – 6:30pm
Join Online: https://bit.ly/DROF_2020-08-04
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 146 718 6791

Wednesday, August 12 – 5:00 – 6:30pm
Join Online: https://bit.ly/DROF_2020-08-12
Join by phone:
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 146 396 9922

If you would like to set up a one on one consultation or have questions, call 206-733-9916 or email DROF@seattle.gov.    


Be a Grant Reviewer

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is recruiting community members to serve as grant reviewers of DROF applications to select those projects that are impactful and improve the quality of life for communities living within the Duwamish River valley. Grant reviewers should live, work, or receive services in the Duwamish River valley and have a clear understanding of community needs and resources. They will be compensated for their time. Visit our webpage to review the Frequently Asked Questions document and the DROF Grant Reviewer Application.

The deadline to apply to be a grant reviewer is Monday, September 14 by 5pm.