Request For Proposals

Democracy Voucher Outreach Fund Now Open!

The Democracy Voucher Program established this contracting opportunity to increase diversity and representation of Democracy Voucher usage and achieve greater equity for underserved communities. 

The Democracy Voucher Program has budgeted a total of $225,000 to award to 501(c)(3) community-based organizations to conduct outreach to underserved communities in Seattle with the intention of:

  • Promoting civic engagement in underserved communities by educating residents about the Democracy Voucher Program.
  • Providing program education and enrollment to lawful permanent residents with a high degree of cultural competency.
  • Removing barriers to the program by providing in-language program education and distributing translated program materials. 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

September 18, 2020 - Proposals are due by 4:00pm.

CONTRACT TYPES

Organizations are invited to apply for one of two categories:

1. Education and Enrollment Program 

Up to $30,000

2. Community Event(s) 

$500-$5,000

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

1) By email (preferred). Must be received by 4:00pm on September 18, 2020.

Email: democracyvoucher@seattle.gov  

2) By mail. Must be received by September 18, 2020.

Mail the proposal to:

Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission
Democracy Voucher Program
PO Box 94729
Seattle, WA  98124-4729

RESOURCES ABOUT THE PROGRAM

How to Use Democracy Vouchers Video

Democracy Voucher Application

Candidate Introductions

Online Voucher Request Form / Replacement Web form

Data dashboards

BERK Independent Program Evaluation

2019 Biennial Report

PowerPoint from August Info Sessions

Outreach Activity Tracker

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FROM INFO SESSIONS

Q&A from Info Sessions (updated 8/25/2020)

CONTACT US

Contact the Democracy Voucher Program at democracyvoucher@seattle.gov or call 206-727-8855 if you have questions about the application process.