BOEF Current Recipients

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards' Business Outreach and Education Fund (BOEF) facilitates assistance and outreach to small businesses owned by low-income and historically disenfranchised communities, who typically are not served by traditional outreach methods, to increase awareness and compliance with Seattle's labor standards.

The BOEF is designed to build a culture of compliance by:

  • Increasing knowledge of and compliance with Seattle's labor standards. 
  • Developing new partnerships and building capacity among community organizations to serve as ongoing resources for information and compliance assistance.
  • Building trust and collaboration between OLS, the business community, and business organizations serving the business community. 

On October 18, 2017, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) selected five community-based organizations to receive $1.26 million in funding, over two years, to provide outreach, education and technical assistance to Seattle's small businesses.
 
In 2020 OLS will award a total of $572,000 to extend funding from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

2020 Recipients

9-month contract extension from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Amount Funded
Partner Information

Communities of Focus

Ethnic Chambers of Commerce Coalition $280,000.00 
  • Business Impact Northwest
  • Chinese Information Service Center
  • Eritrean Community in Seattle and Vicinity
  • Greater Seattle Business Association
  • OneAmerica
  • African American
  • Asian
  • East African
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Latinx
  • Pacific Islander
Hand in Hand $50,000.00

  • Seattle Domestic Employers and their Allies
Latino Community Fund $142,000.00
  • Beacon Business Alliance
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • South Park Retail Merchants Association (SPRM)
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Latinx
Ventures

$100,000.00

  • Pike Place Market PDA
  • Seattle Good Business Network
  • Urban Impact 
  • Wayfind
  • Asian 
  • African American 
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Pacific Islander
Total Amount Funded $572,000.00

 

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