2023 KCD Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

King Conservation District (KCD) and Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) are excited to announce that the 2023 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 Wednesday, August 9, 2023 by 5:00pm.

The King Conservation District (KCD) Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program invests in natural resource improvements led by, or in deep partnership with, communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustice and systemic racism. This year, $410,000 in grant funding is available for community organizations. Projects will be awarded no more than $75,000 and can take place over multiple years. Grants are awarded and administered by King Conservation District and City of Seattle staff and community members review applications. Eligible projects can focus on natural resource improvement including:

  • Managing and preventing pollution from stormwater runoff
  • Protecting and restoring creeks, shorelines and wetlands
  • Improving soil health
  • Restoring urban forests, or other native plant stewardship
  • Building a sustainable, equitable food system

    View the grant program guidelines to learn more about the natural resource priorities and goals, project requirements, eligible costs, example projects, evaluation criteria, and more.

    There will be virtual information sessions and office hours where applicants can learn more about the program and ask questions.

    Virtual Information Sessions 

    Join a virtual information session to learn more about the fund, the qualities of a strong proposal, the application and review process and to ask any questions you may have. 

    RSVP for an information session by clicking on the links below. A recording of the session will be available on KCD’s website. 

    Session 1
    Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

    RSVP For Session 1

    Session 2
    Monday, July 10, 2023
    Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    RSVP For Session 2

    Office Hours

    Sign up for a one-on-one, 20-minute session with KCD and/or City of Seattle program staff to get help with the application, discuss your project concept, or ask questions about the process.

    Office hours slots will be offered on a first come, first serve basis between July 11 and August 8.

    • Tuesday Afternoons: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Friday Mornings: 9:00am to 10:30am

    To Apply

    To apply, visit the KCD website to review the guidelines, application questions, download templates and submit an application through KCD’s grant portal.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Jessica.Saavedra@kingcd.org or call 425-773-9065.

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