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Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund

The Seattle Office of Economic Development has invested more than $6 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support neighborhood economic recovery. Funding was invested through both direct grants to neighborhood business district organizations and public request for proposals (RFP) to support community driven solutions from a broader range of eligible applicants. Applicants included business organizations, community organizations, cultural districts, cultural organizations, arts organizations, small businesses such as community event producers, artists, consultants, or a collection of individuals supporting neighborhood strategies with broadly shared benefits.

$1.35 million was available through the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund RFP to support community driven solutions to reignite the local economy with an intentional focus on promoting racial equity. OED received 119 proposals requesting more than $9 million in funding.

The Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund will support a variety of activities and projects that directly help businesses, communities and local economies recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Public and commercial space activations, such as, outdoor seating, retail/vendor markets, public art and music, community events and commercial space popups
  • Digital equity projects, such as neighborhood digital marketplaces
  • Communications infrastructure, such as websites, social media, and contact databases to promote community news and resources, and share stories of local businesses and events
  • Physical Improvements, such as lighting, sidewalk cleaning, murals, façade
  • Community safety projects, such as business block watches, community organizing
  • Outreach to support businesses and residents build partnerships and shared vision, and
  • Other economic recovery projects specific to neighborhood needs

Selection of awardees and grant amounts were based on the following criteria:

  • Equity: Projects serving highest COVID impacted and high displacement risk neighborhoods and/or projects focusing support for BIPOC businesses and communities.
  • Neighborhood Economic Recovery: Projects helping businesses and communities recover economically from COVID impacts and stimulating economic activity.
  • Community Supported: Projects directed by and directly benefiting the community.

Review the full list of all direct grant recipients, RFP awardees, funding amounts and descriptions of funded projects below.

North

Provide low barrier opportunities for businesses to enter the online North Seattle Marketplace, create stability, and positively activate the business core. Create a Business Incubator and Arts and Culture Space including a "year-round" pop-up market for community use and BIPOC farmers and vendors; Support BIPOC businesses with lease negotiation assistance and startup costs to occupy vacant storefronts; 8-week training program to teach sewing skills and business licensing with Refugee Artisan Initiative. Expand 31st Ave Market Street for 8 weeks during the summer providing outdoor seating and increasing revenue for adjacent businesses. Connect volunteers to a local business for support and promotion and work with at least three BIPOC owned business to improve signage, lighting, and facades. Increased capacity will bring consistency and informative value to our community website and support for a business block watch program. 

Ballard Alliance aims to support businesses, improve the public realm, fill commercial vacancies, elevate the sense of place and community in the neighborhood through programming at a local district level. Specific recovery projects include: Produce a variety of videos that feature Ballard's BIPOC and woman-owned businesses among others; Create a new website to be used as a vehicle to drive business, resident and employee recruitment and retention; Design and install light pole banners along NW Market Street to celebrate Ballard's Indigenous history, Scandinavian history and the VisitBallard brand and create a mural in the Ballard core. Activations include: Produce a free Ballard HolidayFest event that is open to all with live music, refreshments, festive decorations and Santa photos; Buskers to bring live music to downtown Ballard and add liveliness to the street; and Love Your Local incentive-based program to encourage visitors to shop and dine during the holidays.

Recovery projects focus on public realm improvements and communications infrastructure. Repair or clean current public art in Fremont, install signage or wayfinding in Troll Knoll, and fund artists to photograph public art in Fremont to be uploaded onto Google and Apple maps to more easily locate and appreciate. Translate the Fremont Chamber website in multiple languages and update and digitize the Fremont Walking Guide. Update the damaged and graffitied Hysterical Markers that provide cultural, historical and wayfinding information.

Three key strategies will support the recovery of Aurora Avenue. A mural initiative of 5 large scale murals that are quick, noticeable wins. Establish a neighborhood theme or image for business owners to rally around and do quick installations along the corridor (with paint, decals, etc) to provide a tangible representation of the change in narrative and atmosphere. Organize several community events to promote local businesses, including a pop-up holiday market utilizing vacant commercial spaces in the Oak Tree complex, and a Restaurant Tour to highlight BIPOC restaurants along Aurora Avenue with rewards to residents visiting local restaurants. 

Multiple strategies support the recovery of the district and its diverse small businesses. Small business outreach and support projects include small business outreach and general technical assistance, support for public outdoor dining areas, and tracking commercial vacancies to prevent displacement. Cultural and arts district exploration will engage multiple stakeholders and identify a potential path forward. Public realm projects include tree lighting along the commercial corridor and painting murals and designs in high-pedestrian volume areas to mitigate the negative impact of solid waste collection in commercial district alleys.

Immediate efforts focus on restoring, strengthening and maintaining the connections needed to help our businesses and community recover and thrive. Projects include subsidizing the services of a business consultant to work with our hardest hit businesses needing a path out of debt and back into profitability; covering a year of PNA membership costs for BIPOC-owned businesses to better connect and learn about their needs, share resources, and strengthening connections. Two events to safely bring our community and businesses together: The Bite of Phinneywood (subsidizing participation costs for BIPOC businesses) and Lunar New Year collaborating with our East Asian and Chinese businesses.

Create a supportive business community and implement strategies to support and attract BIPOC business owners. This will be done through three major elements: creating an online marketplace and a neighborhood business directory, partnering with other neighborhood organizations to join the North Seattle Marketplace. Implement a public art mural on the Homan Road overpass led by a BIPOC artist. Continue development of the Holman Grove community gathering place as a neighborhood heart.

Continue and expand upon their annual signature event the Green Lake Food Walk, an event that brings over 1,000 people into the community and has the potential to draw even more people while maintaining social distancing. 

Central

Increased outreach capacity to take advantage of new programs like business tenant improvement funds, potential property acquisition funding and food/business incubation opportunities.  Create an online presence for businesses, support events that create and promote community involvement and engagement with local businesses.

Strategic investments in the public realm, events and activations, one-on-one technical assistance for small businesses, and setting the neighborhood up for future recovery and growth. Public realm improvements include a Broken Window and Façade Improvement program for thirteen more storefronts already in the queue. Decorative, holiday, and art lighting and public art projects will be a draw to the neighborhood, along with public space activations in early spring 2022. Will also conduct a retail market study to understand the current state of the district, where retail trends are heading, and generate some bold and creative ideas to help sustain a vibrant ground-floor. 

Focusing on public space activations through art installations in vacant storefronts with local artists and entrepreneurs. Communications infrastructure development and digital marketplace will help address marketing and e-commerce needs of BIPOC and women-owned small businesses. A neighborhood wide communications strategy will encourage awareness and participation in Belltown United's neighborhood watch group, and community building will support development of a small business council and a cohesive group of Belltown residents, organizations and businesses to discuss solutions for Belltown's recovery.

Install murals, signal boxes, and Pride Progress Sidewalks to beautify the neighborhood and tie the struggles and victories of the LGBTQIA+ community with those of BIPOC communities. Create a retail and restaurant printed guide to highlight the great small businesses on Broadway, many of which are BIPOC-owned. Do a deep clean of the district to make it more welcoming for all. Holiday activations and new banners along the street will relay our community values ("Welcome All") and provide some festiveness for the holiday season ahead.

Develop a robust digital presence to share resources and improve community connectivity. Will also facilitate Capitol Hill businesses expanding into the online world by providing a space where all who do business can list and sell their products and goods. Public space activation are aimed to bring foot traffic to the neighborhood built around a voucher campaign to be spent at participating businesses.

Recovery projects will focus on Clean and Safe, with the Chamber establishing a new Community Block Watch and Cleaning program to support small businesses, employees, and residents of South Lake Union. Separately, the Chamber in partnership with local nonprofits will explore resources to support our unhoused population in 2022. The Chamber will also develop a new small business hub to provide training and informational sessions to small businesses in order to stabilize their operation.

Multiple recovery projects focus on a clean, safe and welcoming district. Work with Uplift NW to provide cleaning services in the public realm. Amplify the Uptown Arts District focusing on art along signal boxes and street banners. Support local businesses through local networking, business database, business newsletters, small events, and cross-promotions. Increased capacity will also help to monitor and address cumulative transportation impacts as the Arena and Seattle Center reopen.

Holistic proposal for neighborhood economic recovery with an arts focus, that leverages multiple partnerships. Specific projects include Black Spatial Histories Institute and activation of oral histories, Pop up vendor markets, BLOOM community-centered food justice project, and artist in residency program.

Will organize and host a summer community market, activate and beautify 12th Ave Square Park & 12th Ave Street with landscaping and tables and chairs for shared outdoor seating to create a vibrant and safe area for the residents, students, neighbors, and small businesses. Taste of 12th Ave Market will showcase existing businesses, provide opportunity for retailers without a brick-and-mortar location, and drive foot traffic into the area.

Will implement activations including a Creative Marketplace, music and dance performances, pop up galleries, etc. Ongoing regular activations will bring people into the district to support local businesses and provide market opportunities for BIPOC entrepreneurs and artists. 

Will convert the old restaurant space into a commissary kitchen and popup event space to help BIPOC businesses revive and grow. Affordable commissary kitchen space in Seattle will benefit many small cottage food businesses by increasing access to commercial kitchen space in neighborhoods, allowing them to more readily sell their products since most home kitchens are challenging to get certified. 

Improvements to the public realm will help promote the area as welcoming and safe for residents, workers, and visitors. Will repaint the columns under the freeway "Sunrise Over First Hill" that have seen significant graffiti, expand/repair flexible pavement in the neighborhood to ensure that risks associated with elders walking is minimized, and replace a few signal boxes that need new art installed due to them being destroyed.

Will develop an outdoor coworking space for BIPOC organizations needing affordable space for community-serving programs and BIPOC vendors to support economic growth.

Will support a monthly indigenous farmers market, capacity to coordinate, and efforts to source ingredients and products from indigenous suppliers as part of their indigenous foods café social enterprise. The farmer's market is an ongoing activation in an area prioritized by the neighborhood for positive activity.

Will support outreach to businesses in the Central Area to develop a BIPOC business directory. The directory will include a BIPOC contractor list that can be marketed to help BIPOC contractors that experience structural barriers connect with opportunities and contracts to grow their business.

Will establish a new pop-up market along Howell Street mini block that will showcase BIPOC businesses. Market activations would take place twice monthly for six months, with 4 businesses at a time. The budget includes stipends for small business owners to support their participation.

Southeast

This award is shared between the Chinatown International District Business Imrpovement Area, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Development Authority, and Friends of Little Saigon. Investment focuses on tangible improvements in security and quality of life for workers, residents and visitors through several key projects: installing transparent security film on windows of neighborhood businesses, business outreach and support including in lanuage, and pressure washing major arterials and other public realm improvements.

Direct support to local businesses through several projects: mini grants to neighborhood businesses, customer loyalty program with coupons to local BIPOC businesses, and expanded e-commerce capacity of businesses with Essential Southeast Seattle digital marketplace. Public space activation projects include Black Summer Camp Movie Nights and support for Block Parties and other events, development of an affordable co-working and small business incubator, and a series of events to build awareness and connections about mental health. Planter pots will unify the commercial core, along with public art, graffiti removal, and holiday lighting.

Scale up a small business lending pilot to provide recovery capital and technical assistance to low-income immigrant, refugee, women, and BIPOC-owned small businesses in Southeast Seattle. Lead a research and development effort to develop a nonprofit cooperative delivery app service, to improve control, accuracy and reduce fees small businesses are subject to from third-party delivery apps. Continue to build out the Essential Southeast Seattle Marketplace and implement a plan to promote.

Recovery projects will focus on positive neighborhood activation, inclusive business outreach and support, and expanding digital access for local small businesses. Projects include: winter lighting, Tree wells and planters, and intensified clean ups in Genesee and Hillman City; District banners and shared seating areas in Columbia and Hillman City; Customer loyalty program in Columbia City and Genesee; Outreach to businesses currently underserved and inclusion in Essential Southeast Seattle digital marketplace; and increased capacity to support local businesses and facilitate neighborhood communication.

Partners will expand business outreach and support for small neighborhood businesses, engaging difficult to reach communities through language resources and cultural sensitivity, and expanding digital access support. Scale up small business programs to help BIPOC-owned businesses in Rainier Beach survive COVID-19 and to thrive beyond it, including an accelerator and entrepreneurship programs. Match community serving businesses with commercial spaces.

Increase capacity to focus and grow business outreach and support services provided through the Hub Alliance, continue collaboration with the Essential Southeast Seattle Marketplace to promote local businesses, support restaurants to participate in Plate of Nations and Seattle Restaurant Week. Other projects include: partner with Mt. Baker Mutual Aid to address safety issues, resume community clean ups and continue working with the City to address illegal dumping along Rainier Ave, and expand the Winter Lights project in the district.

Pilot an Ambassador program to help property and business owners and employees with issues including safety concerns, graffiti removal, illegal dumping and biohazard clean up. The team will respond to a variety of issues and concerns and focus on helping to keep SODO safe, clean and a great neighborhood to do business.

Will support Somali business complex with resources and façade improvements. Proposal builds on existing relationships to address some immediate needs for safety and recovery for 21 Somali businesses. These near-term projects support a longer-term focus on community-led development in the Othello-Graham station area.

Will make tenant improvements to a recently purchased property, including cold and dry storage, to support small BIPOC farmers through food aggregation and access to markets and wholesale opportunities to local restaurants. Their focus on supply chain is impactful and organization will launch programs to support farmers during the 2022 growing season.

Will launch a Hillman City Night Market featuring BIPOC vendors, redesign a building façade with a local BIPOC artist that houses 8 East African businesses to attract more customers. The grant will also fund additional outreach hours for a Rainier Ave cultural business advocate.

Will support the Drivers Solidarity and Resource Centre anchored in Othello and serving drivers in SE Seattle. They will help mostly immigrant and refugee drivers in SE Seattle get their TNC licenses reactivated which lapsed from not driving during the pandemic. This project addresses the immediate need for license reactivations so drivers can earn income which has a direct economic impact on families and cultural businesses in SE Seattle.

Organization will transform empty storefront space into a public community art space, including monthly art residency, marketplace, and ArtWalk CID to attract customers to the district and expand opportunities for creative entrepreneurs.

Little Saigon mutual aid hub will resource local restaurants to provide community meals and implement small beautification projects at 12th and Jackson.

Support JamFest and Hai!Japantown (Nihomachi) cultural activations. The Wing Luke Museum has extensive marketing and reach that expands beyond the CID to pull in visitors to support local businesses and is partnering with 13 neighborhood businesses for these activations.

Will support Massive Monkees Day in the Community including pop up events with free classes for kids, dance battles, and dance performances leading up to the community event. The event brings customers into the district that will support the small businesses and activations are youth oriented.

Will support placemaking projects such as facade and neon business lighting. Proposal supports all of Japantown, with over 40 businesses supported by these projects. Grantee is also receiving a DON grant to fund this work.

Southwest

Recovery projects focus on public realm improvements and positive neighborhood activity. Specifically, repair damage from graffiti and vandalism, and treat surfaces with anti-graffiti coating to prevent further damage, lease parking spaces from WSDOT to encourage more visitors to the area, and provide shared outdoor seating and covered areas in some of the more well-travelled areas of the neighborhood. Invest in partnerships and sponsorships to invite the rest of Seattle to Georgetown and produce neighborhood guides and tourism information for online resources including guides highlighting our BIPOC owned businesses. Build relationships - with a focus on connecting with and prioritizing BIPOC business owners. Rebuild and expand the GMA website 

Recovery projects and funding will support strategic outreach by the Chamber to BIPOC and new small businesses in West Seattle. The West Seattle Chamber will offer free membership to small businesses of need and provide technical assistance, workshops, and consultant support to navigate public programs and resources. The Chamber will also produce at least five events in 2022 to draw communities to support and patronize small businesses across West Seattle, as the district has been impacted by the pandemic and also the closure of the West Seattle bridge.

Funds will help light up the district to contribute to a well-lighted and safe district. This will include brighter lighting across the buildings and lighting up the trees in the Junction, expanding the blocks to be lighted along SW Alaska. Expanding banners on the light poles will contribute to identifying the downtown neighborhood core and expanded cleaning services will serve more small businesses.

Activate and beautify public spaces, promote El Mercadito, install holiday lighting and decorations, and produce several community events.

Digital equity through presence on a district website, providing websites for businesses and marketing consultation, publicize South Park as a destination, and implement a small business mini grant program.

Will develop an outdoor covered seating area for community use and to support local activations. The seating area would be publicly accessible from the sidewalk and supported by local partners. 

Multi-Neighborhood

The Black Arts Love Retail Project is focused on showcasing and promoting the work of black artists and BIPOC business owners. They will lease a retail space for a year to create and operate a collective market that serves 25-50 BIPOC vendors and artists. Group will also organize several activations in Central Area and/or Southeast.

Partnership to develop an ecosystem of support for BIPOC small businesses in high impacted neighborhoods (Rainier Valley, Central Area, South Park). Specific elements include scaling a culturally relevant business accelerator, support community loan fund infrastructure development specifically character-based underwriting, and small business coaching.

Will support BIPOC small businesses through awareness (business directory), engagement (online platform), and intentional spending (Intentionalist gift cards for small businesses). Will add 125 businesses to their digital gift card network from high impacted neighborhoods and will conduct supportive campaigns. 

Will establish space to house Queer and Trans BIPOC marketplace, technical assistance workshops, and event space for pop up markets.  

Will create big band community orchestra and support events and classes in 2022. Their events have successfully brought together diverse audiences, including small business vendors, and will help increase foot traffic and positive neighborhood activity.

Will support two new 6-month playwright residencies and neighborhood activations including public play readings and community play development workshops. This project provides economic support for the BIPOC and differently abled communities through job opportunities and vendor contracts. The organization will partner with BIPOC businesses at public performances and workshops.

Frequently Asked Question

What projects can the grant be used for?

The Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund  can support a variety of activities and projects that help businesses and communities recover economically from the impacts of the pandemic. These include but are not limited to the following examples:  

  • Public and commercial space activations, such as, outdoor seating, retail/vendor markets, public art and music, community events and commercial space popups  
  • Digital equity projects, such as neighborhood digital marketplaces
  • Communications infrastructure, such as websites, social media, and contact databases to promote community news and resources, and share stories of local businesses and events
  • Physical Improvements, such as lighting, sidewalk cleaning, murals, façade   
  • Community safety projects, such as business block watches, community organizing
  • Outreach to support businesses and residents, build partnerships and shared vision, and
  • Other economic recovery projects specific to neighborhood needs

What projects or activities CANNOT be funded by the Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund?

The Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund is funded by the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The fund cannot be used towards:

  • Most advertising, promotion and public relations projects. Costs related to program outreach and communicating about your grant-funded accomplishments can be allowed
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Contributions or donations to other entities
  • Entertainment, including amusement, diversion, and social activities and any associated costs are not allowed.

Click here to read the regulations.


What is OED using to determine the areas of the city with the greatest impacts from COVID-19?

The City of Seattle analyzed and developed the maps to demonstrate COVID-19 impact. The first map shows Census Tracts in Seattle color coded into five groups from most to least impacts. This map will be used by OED to evaluate neighborhoods that have been impacted.

Areas of Seattle that Experienced COVID-19 Impacts


Where else can I get funding for an individual project or event in my district?

The Neighborhood Recovery Fund is designed to support community-led strategies to reignite the local economy with an intentional focus on promoting racial equity. The Department of Neighborhoods continues to provide its Neighborhood Matching Fund, the Office of Arts and Culture has granting programs, and there are other opportunities from the City as well, depending on your project.

 

Additional Information

Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund Guidelines

Application and Instructions

 

Questions?

For additional questions, please contact Office of Economic Development at oed@seattle.gov or (206) 684-8090.

የአጎራባች ኢኮኖሚ መልሶ ማጋገሚያ ፈንድ የዘር ፍትሃዊነትን በማስፋፋት ላይ ሆን ብሎ ትኩረት በማድረግ የአካባቢውን ኢኮኖሚ እንደገና ለማንቀሳቀስ በማህበረሰብ የሚመራ ስልቶችን ለመደገፍ የተነደፈ ነው። ይህ ለንደፈ ሃሳብ ጥያቄ (RFP) በአሜሪካ የማትረፊያ ዕቅድ ሕግ (ARPA) መሠረት በተቋቋመው በኮሮናቫይረስ አካባቢያዊ የፊስካል ማገገሚያ ፈንድ (CLFRF) በኩል የገንዘብ ድጋፍ የሚደረግለት ነው።

 

የኮቪድ -19 ወረርሽኝ እና ተዛማጅ የህዝብ ጤና እርምጃዎች በአጎራባቾች እና በአካባቢያቸው ኢኮኖሚዎች ላይ ያደረሱትን አሉታዊ ተፅእኖዎች ለመቅረፍ ፕሮጀክቶች በማህበረሰብ ላይ የተመሰረቱ መፍትሄዎች ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ። የአጎራባች ኢኮኖሚ መልሶ ማግኛ ፈንድ ንግዶችን፣ ማህበረሰቦችን እና አካባቢያዊ ኢኮኖሚን ከነዚያ ተጽዕኖዎች ለማገገም በቀጥታ የሚረዱ የተለያዩ እንቅስቃሴዎችን እና ፕሮጀክቶችን መደገፍ ይችላል። ምሳሌዎች የሚከተሉትን ያካትታሉ ግን አይወሰኑም:

 

  • የህዝብ እና የንግድ ቦታ እንቅስቃሴዎች, ለምሳሌ፣ የውጭ መቀመጫ፣ የችርቻሮ/ሻጭ ገበያዎች፣ የህዝብ ሥነ ጥበብ እና ሙዚቃ፣ የማህበረሰብ ዝግጅቶች እና የንግድ ቦታ ብቅ -ባዮች
  • እንደ አጎራባች ዲጂታል የገበያ ቦታዎች ያሉ የዲጂታል ፍትሃዊ ፕሮጄክቶች
  • የግንኙነት መሠረተ ልማት፣ እንደ ድር ጣቢያዎች ማህበራዊ ሚዲያ እና የእውቂያ የውሂብ ጎታዎች የማህበረሰብ ዜናዎችን እና ሀብቶችን ለማስተዋወቅ እና የአከባቢ ንግዶችን እና ክስተቶችን ታሪኮችን ለማጋራት
  • የአካላዊ ማሻሻያዎች፣ እንደ መብራት፣ የእግረኛ መንገድ ጽዳት፣ የግድግዳ ሥዕሎች፣ የፊት ገጽታ
  • የማህበረሰብ ደህንነት ፕሮጄክቶች እንደ በየ ብሎኩ የንግድ ጥበቃ፣ የማህበረሰብ አደረጃጀት
  • ንግዶችን እና ነዋሪዎችን ለመደገፍ የሚደረግ ርብርብ ሽርክና እና የጋራ ራዕይ ይገነባል፣ እና
  • ለአጎራባች ፍላጎቶች የተለዩ ሌሎች የኢኮኖሚ ማገገሚያ ፕሮጄክቶች

 

የአሸናፊዎች ምርጫ እና የእርዳታ መጠን በሚከተሉት መመዘኛዎች ላይ የተመሠረተ ነው: 

 

  • ከፍተኛ የኮቪድ ተጽዕኖ ያሳደረባቸው እና ከፍተኛ የመፈናቀልን አደጋ ያጋጠሙ ሰፈሮችን እና/ወይም ለ BIPOC ንግዶች እና ማህበረሰቦች ድጋፍን የሚያተኩሩ ፕሮጀክቶች የሚያገለግሉ የፍትሃዊነት ፕሮጄክቶች።
  • የአጎራባች ኢኮኖሚ ማገገሚያ -ንግዶች እና ማህበረሰቦች ከ COVID ተፅእኖዎች በኢኮኖሚ እንዲያገግሙ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ እንቅስቃሴን የሚያነቃቁ ፕሮጀክቶች።
  • የማህበረሰብ ድጋፍ - በማህበረሰቡ የሚመሩ እና በቀጥታ ማህበረሰቡን የሚጠቅሙ ፕሮጀክቶች።

“鄰里經濟復甦基金”的目的是支持社區主導的經濟策略,重振當地經濟並重點關注於促進種族平等的推廣。此方案徵詢 (RFP) 的資金是由美國救援計畫法案 (ARPA) 設立的冠狀病毒地方財政恢復基金 (CLFRF) 所提供。

 

提案可以是針對社區的解決方案,以解決 COVID-19 疫情和相關公共衛生措施對社區和他們當地的經濟體所造成的負面影響。“鄰里經濟復甦基金”可以資助各種能直接幫助企業、社區和當地經濟從這些影響中恢復的活動和項目。提案示例包括但不限於:

 

  • 公共和商業空間的利用,例如室外用餐區、零售/攤販市場、公共藝術和音樂、社區活動和商業空間快閃店
  • 數位平等提案,例如社區數位市場
  • 通訊基礎設施,例如網站、社群媒體和聯繫人資料庫,以推廣社區新聞和資源,並分享當地企業和活動的動態
  • 街道景觀建設改善方案,例如照明、人行道清潔、壁畫、外牆等
  • 社區安全提案,例如商業街區巡邏、社區自發組織的
  • 支持企業和居民建立夥伴關係和共享願景的外展活動,以及
  • 其他針對社區需求的經濟復甦提案

 

資金所得者的挑選和資助金額將基於以下標準:

 

  • 平等:為受新冠病毒影響最大和流離失所風險最高的社區提供服務的項目和/或專注於支持 BIPOC (黑人,原住民和有色人種) 企業和社區的項目。
  • 鄰里經濟復甦:能幫助企業和社區從新冠病毒影響中復甦並能刺激經濟的項目。
  • 被服務的社區:由社區自己帶領並直接受益的項目。

 

인근 지역 경제 회복 기금은 인종 형평성 증진에 의도적으로 초점을 두고 지역 경제를 재활성화하기 위해 지역사회 주도의 전략을 지원합니다. 본 제안 요청(RFP)은 American Rescue Plan Act(ARPA, 미국 구조 계획법)에 따라 제정된 Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund(CLFRF, 코로나바이러스 지역 재정 회복 기금)을 통해 자금을 지원받습니다.

 

프로젝트는 COVID-19 대유행 및 관련 공중 보건 조치가 이웃 지역과 지역 경제에 미친 부정적인 영향을 해결하기 위한 지역사회 기반의 해결책이 될 수 있습니다. 인근 지역 경제 회복 기금은 사업체, 지역사회 및 지역 경제가 이러한 영향으로부터 회복하는 데 직접적으로 도움이 되는 다양한 활동과 프로젝트를 지원할 수 있습니다. 예로는 다음이 포함되지만 이에 국한되지는 않습니다:

 

  • 공공 및 상업 공간 활성화 예시: 야외 좌석, 소매/노점 판매, 대중 예술 및 음악, 지역사회 행사 및 임시 상업 공간(popups) 등
  • 디지털 형평성 프로젝트 예시: 인근 지역 디지털 시장
  • 커뮤니케이션 기반 시설 예시: 지역사회 소식 및 정보를 홍보하고 지역 사업체 및 행사에 대한 소식을 공유하는 웹사이트, 소셜 미디어 및 연락처 데이터베이스 등
  • 외형 개선 예시: 조명, 보도 청소, 벽화, 건물 외관 등
  • 지역사회 안전 프로젝트 예시: 사업 구역 방범, 지역사회 조직 등
  • 지원활동(outrich)사업체와 거주자 지원, 협력관계 구축 및 비전 공유 목적
  • 기타 경제 회복 프로젝트 인근 지역 특유의 필요에 따름

 

수령자 및 보조금 금액 선정은 다음 기준에 따라 결정됩니다: 

 

  • 형평성: COVID 영향을 가장 많이 받았고 이주 위험이 높은 인근 지역에 서비스를 제공하는 프로젝트 및/또는 BIPOC(흑인, 원주민 및 유색인종) 비즈니스 및 커뮤니티 지원에 중점을 둔 프로젝트. 
  • 인근 지역 경제 회복: 사업체 및 지역사회가 COVID 영향으로부터 경제적으로 회복하도록 돕고 경제 활동을 자극하는 프로젝트.
  • 지역사회 지원: 지역사회가 기획하고 지역사회에 직접적인 혜택을 주는 프로젝트.

 

Khasnada Soo-kabashada Dhaqaalaha ee Xaafada waxaa loogu talagalay in lagu taageero xeeladaha ay bulshadu hogaamiso si dib loo soo celiyo dhaqaalaha maxalliga iyada oo diiradda la saarayo horumarinta sinaanta jinsiyada bin aadnka. Codsigan Soo -jeedinta (RFP) waxaa lagu maalgeliniyaa Khasnada Soo -kabashada Maaliyada ee Coronavirus (CLFRF) oo lagu aasaasay Xeerka Qorshaha Samatabixinta Ameerika (ARPA)

 

Mashaariicdu waxay noqon karaan xalal ku saleysan si wax looga qabto saamaynta taban ee masiibada COVID-19 ku yeelatay bulshada iyo talaabooyinka caafimaadka dadweynaha ee la xiriira ay ku yeesheen xaafadaha iyo dhaqaalahooda maxalliga ah. Khasnada Soo -kabashada Dhaqaalaha ee Xaafadda ayaa taageeri kara hawlo iyo mashaariic kala duwan oo si toos ah u caawiya ganacsiyada, bulshooyinka iyo dhaqaalaha maxalliga ah inay ka soo kabtaan saamayntaas. Tusaalooyinka Mashaariicda U -qalma waxaa ka mid ah laakiin aan ku xaddidnayn:

 

  • In la xirgaliya boosaska banaan ee dadweynaha iyo ganacsiga, sida, fadhiga dibedda, suuqyada tafaariiqda/iibiyaha, farshaxanka dadweynaha iyo muusigga, dhacdooyinka bulshada iyo meelaha bannaan ee ganacsiga  
  • Mashaariicda sinnaanta dhijitaalka ah, sida suuqyada dijitaalka ee xaafadda
  • Saldhiga isgaarsiinta, sida bogagga internetka, warbaahinta bulshada, iyo xog -ururinta xiriirka si kor loogu qaado wararka bulshada iyo ilaha, lala wadaago sheekooyinka meheradaha maxalliga ah iyo
  • Hagaajinta wadooyinka, sida iftiiminta, nadiifinta jidka dhinaceeda, darbiyada, iyo jidka horteeda   
  • Mashaariicda badbaadada bulshada, sida dadka ilaaliya ganacsiyada bulshada ee blooga ku dhex yaal, abaabulka bulshada
  • Gaarsiinta si loogu caawiyo ganacsiyada iyo dadka deegaanka ah, in la dhiso iskaashi iyo la wadaago hadafyada naga dheexya, iyo
  • Mashaariicda kale ee soo kabcashada dhaqaalaha ee u gaarka ah baahiyaha deriska

 

Xulashada abaalmarinta iyo qadarka deeqda waxay ku salaysnaan doontaa shuruudaha soo socda: 

 

  • Sinnaanta:: Mashaariicda u adeegaya saamaynta ugu badan ee COVID ku yeeshay bulshada iyo barakacayaasha sare ee xaafadaha halista ah iyo/ama mashaariicda diiradda saaraya ganacsiyada iyo bulshooyinka loo yaqaan BIPOC 
  • Soo -kabashada Dhaqaalaha ee Xaafada: Mashaariicda ka caawinaya ganacsiyada iyo bulshooyinka inay dhaqaale ahaan ka soo kabtaan saameynta COVID iyo in la dhaqaajiyo dhaqaalaha xaafada.
  • Taageerada Bulshada: Waa mashaariicda ay jiheeyaan oo na si toos ah uga faa'iideysta bulshada.

 

El Fondo de Recuperación Económica Comunitario apoya estrategias impulsadas directamente por la comunidad para reavivar la economía local con un enfoque intencionalmente basado en la equidad racial. Esta Petición de propuestas (RDP) es financiada a través del Fondo Local de Recuperación Fiscal debido al Coronavirus (CLFRF, por sus siglas en inglés) establecido como parte de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA, por sus siglas en inglés).

 

Los proyectos pueden ser soluciones comunitarias para enfrentar los impactos negativos que la pandemia del COVID-19 y sus medidas de salud pública han tenido en nuestras comunidades y economía. El Fondo de Recuperación Económica Comunitario puede apoyar una gran variedad de actividades y proyectos que ayuden directamente a los comercios, comunidades y economías locales a recuperarse de esos impactos. Algunos ejemplos son:

 

  • La activación de los espacios públicos y comerciales, como mesas al aire libre, mercados con puestos, eventos públicos de arte y música, eventos comunitarios y espacios comerciales temporales (pop-ups)  
  • Proyectos digitales de equidad, como mercados virtuales comunitarios
  • Infraestructura de comunicaciones, como páginas web, redes sociales y bases de datos con contactos que fomenten las noticias y los recursos comunitarios y compartan historias sobre comercios y eventos locales
  • Mejoras físicas, como iluminación, limpieza de aceras, murales y fachadas   
  • Proyectos de seguridad para la comunidad, como vigilancia para los comercios de la cuadra y organización comunitaria
  • Difusión en apoyo a que los comercios y habitantes forjen alianzas y una visión compartida, y
  • Otros proyectos de recuperación económica según las necesidades de la comunidad

 

La selección de los galardonados y el monto de la subvención estarán basados en el siguiente criterio: 

 

  • Equidad:Los proyectos destinados a servir a las comunidades más impactadas por el COVID y con alto riesgo de desplazamiento o aquellos proyectos enfocados en apoyar a los comercios y comunidades BIPOC. 
  • Recuperación económica comunitaria:Proyectos que ayuden a los comercios y comunidades a recuperarse económicamente de los impactos del COVID y estimular la actividad económica. 
  • Apoyo comunitario: Proyectos dirigidos por la comunidad y que la beneficien directamente.

 

Quỹ Phục Hồi Kinh Tế Địa Phương hỗ trợ các chiến lược do các cộng đồng lãnh đạo đưa ra, nhằm kích thích nền kinh tế địa phương với trọng tâm có chú ý là thúc đẩy công bằng chủng tộc. Bản Yều Cầu Đề Xuất này (Request for Proposals - RFP) được tài trợ bởi Quỹ Phục Hồi Ngân Sách Địa Phương sau Vi-rút Corona (Coronavirus Local Recovery Fund - CLFRF), được thiết lập dưới Đạo Luật Kế Hoạch Cứu Trợ Hoa Kỳ (American Rescue Plan Act - ARPA).

 

Các dự án có thể là những giải pháp dựa trên cộng đồng, để giải quyết các ảnh hưởng tiêu cực từ đại dịch COVID-19 mang tới cho các khu dân cư và nền kinh tế địa phương. Quỹ Phục Hồi Kinh Tế Địa Phương có thể hỗ trợ nhiều hoạt động và dự án mà trực tiếp giúp các doanh nghiệp, cộng đồng và nền kinh tế địa phương phục hồi khỏi các tác động của đại dịch. Các ví dụ bao gồm nhưng không giới hạn bởi:

 

  • Các hoạt động ở không gian công cộng và thương mại, chẳng hạn như chỗ ngồi ngoài trời, chợ và nơi bán lẻ, nghệ thuật và âm nhạc công cộng, sự kiện cộng đồng và không gian thương mại tạm thời  
  • Các dự án tăng cường sự công bằng với công nghệ kỹ thuật số, chẳng hạn như thị trường buôn bán hàng hóa ở khu vực trên nền tảng kỹ thuật số
  • Cơ sở hạ tầng truyền thông, chẳng hạn như trang web, phương tiện truyền thông xã hội và cơ sở dữ liệu liên hệ để quảng bá tin tức và nguồn hỗ trợ của cộng đồng, đồng thời chia sẻ câu chuyện về các doanh nghiệp và sự kiện địa phương
  • Các cải tiến vật lý, chẳng hạn như ánh sáng, dọn dẹp vỉa hè, tranh vẽ trên tường, mặt tiền tòa nhà   
  • Các dự án an toàn cộng đồng, chẳng hạn như chương trình theo dõi bảo vệ các doanh nghiệp trong khu phố, tổ chức cộng đồng
  • Tiếp cận để hỗ trợ các doanh nghiệp và người dân, xây dựng quan hệ đối tác và tầm nhìn chung, và
  • Các dự án phục hồi kinh tế khác cụ thể cho nhu cầu của khu vực

 

Các hồ sơ được chọn và số tiền hỗ trợ sẽ dựa trên những tiêu chí sau: 

 

  • Sự Công Bằng: Các dự án hỗ trợ những địa phương bị ảnh hưởng nặng nề nhất và có nguy cơ phải di tản cao nhất do ảnh hưởng từ đại dịch COVID và/hoặc các dự án tập trung sự hỗ trợ cho các doanh nghiệp và cộng đồng của người da màu. 
  • Phục Hồi Kinh Tế Địa Phương: Các dự án hỗ trợ các doanh nghiệp và cộng đồng phục hồi kinh tế từ các ảnh hưởng do COVID và kích thích các hoạt động tăng trưởng kinh tế.
  • Hỗ Trợ bởi Cộng Đồng:Các dự án được chỉ đạo bởi cộng đồng và trực tiếp mang lại lợi ích cho cộng đồng đó.

 

Economic Development

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