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Environment Funds

Community Climate Project

Description

Provides up to $10,000 to grassroots organizations for projects that engage residents in reducing climate change. Projects must address household choices in one of the following areas: Home Energy Use, Getting Around, Food Choices, Buying Stuff, and Waste.

Deadline

April 22, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Eligibility

Formal and informal groups

Funded By Office of Sustainability & Environment

King Conservation District - Seattle Community Partnerships Grants

Description

Supports projects that achieve the King Conservation District and city priorities for natural resource improvement. The KCD manages the application, awards, and grants. As part of the process, the City of Seattle, through Seattle Public Utilities, makes a recommendation to the KCD about which projects should be funded within Seattle.  KCD encourages projects with private landowners. Matching funds are desirable.

KCD grant focus:

  • Education and outreach
  • Capacity building to implement best management practices and deliver actions on the ground.
  • Pilot and demonstration projects
  • Direct improvement of natural resource conditions
Application and past project information is on the KCD website: http://www.kingcd.org/pro_gra.htm
Deadline June 6, 2014.
Eligibility Government agencies, tribes and non-profit organizations
Funded By Per parcel rates and changes paid by Seattle property owners for the King Conservation District
Project Examples Creek, wetland, lake, river and shoreline restoration
Site stewardship
Site and project monitoring
Educational and behavior change activities that encourage stewardship and conservation efforts

Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Projects Fund

Description Provides funds of up to $100,000 to support groups in building community relationships around a project. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:
  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community.
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services, donated materials, and/or cash.
Deadline

The deadline for applications is May 5, 2014.

Eligibility Open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups. Groups interested in applying must attend a mandatory workshop offered on the following dates: February 20, 25; March 20,25; and April 8 or 10.
Funded By Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Wetlands restoration
P-Patch community garden
Community orchard

Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Projects Fund

Description Provides funds of up to $25,000 to support groups in building community relationships around a project. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:
  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services, donated materials, and/or cash.
Deadline

There are three opportunities to apply. Deadlines are February 3, June 2, or October 6, 2014 by 5 p.m. Free workshops are offered for each round.

Eligibility Open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups; or community groups that do not have a geographic base, such as an ethnic group, GLBT groups, disability community, etc.
Funded By Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Farmers markets
Habitat restoration
Green jobs training

Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks Fund

Description Provides funds of up to $1000 to support community members in becoming civically engaged. Projects must demonstrate a capacity to build a stronger and healthier community and:
  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the community.
  • Demonstrate a community match of volunteer labor, donated professional services or materials, and/or cash.
Deadline None – applications accepted year-round
Eligibility Open to neighborhood and grassroots community groups with annual organizational budgets of less than $25,000.
Funded By Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Tree planting
Recycling workshops

Neighborhood Park and Street Fund

Description Funds used for small-scale improvements (up to $90,000) to neighborhood streets and parks that are proposed by the community. Project proposals are vetted by District Councils, along with either Seattle Parks or Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Based on the project, the improvement is completed by the appropriate department.
Deadline February 3, 2014 by 5 p.m.
Eligibility Individuals or neighborhood groups
Funded By Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Project Examples Sidewalk repair
Park walkways
ADA path improvement
Installation of park amenities (ex. benches, picnic tables)
Curb bulbs or other pedestrian improvements
Traffic calming

Small Climate Project Fund

Description Provides up to $500 to support climate focused special events or education and outreach initiatives. Existing events are not eligible.
Deadline

Applications accepted year-round

Eligibility Formal and informal groups with an annual budget of less than $25,000 a year.
Funded By Office of Sustainability & Environment

Trees for Neighborhoods

Description Provides free trees, watering bags, planting workshops, and ongoing care support to Seattle residents wishing to plant trees around their homes, both in yards and as street trees. Limit 4 trees per household. This effort is to increase tree cover in the city from 23% to 30% by 2037.
Deadline August 25, 2014 by 5:00 pm.
Eligibility Seattle residents planting on residential property in Seattle.
Funded By Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light
Project Examples Neighborhood street tree plantings and private backyard plantings


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