King Conservation District (KCD) and Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) are excited to announce that the 2022 Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program is now accepting applications! Organizations seeking to improve natural resources and advance environmental equity can learn more and apply at https://kingcd.org/tools-resources/grants/seattle-community-partnership-grant-program/.
Applications are due February 4, 2022 at 12:00noon.
There is a little more than $700,000 in funding available from KCD and each proposal can request up to $75,000. This grant invests in natural resource improvements led by or in deep partnership with communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustice and systematic racism. We know COVID-19 has also disproportionately impacted many of the same communities. This year’s grant will take into consideration unique needs to continue doing natural resource and environmental justice work amidst a pandemic.
View the grant guidelines to learn more about the natural resource priorities and actions, as well as the Equity and Environment Initiative strategies that projects should address. Eligible projects can focus on a number of areas for natural resource improvement, including:
- Managing and preventing stormwater pollution
- Protecting and restoring creeks, shorelines and wetlands
- Building healthy soil
- Supporting the urban forest
- Supporting a sustainable food system
We are offering two virtual information sessions to learn more about the application and project review process. Those sessions are:
Visit the KCD-SCP page to register for the virtual information sessions.
Jessica has managed the Member Jurisdiction and WRIA Grant Programs at KCD since March 2007. Jessica has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish and graduate level education in the fields of Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Facilitation and Negotiation. She is an experienced program manager responsible for tracking millions of dollars in grant funding with a successful track record of liaising with local governments, nonprofits, and watershed groups on natural resource conservation issues.