Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO

King Conservation District – Seattle Community Partnership Grant

The King Conservation District – Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program is a joint effort to support projects that achieve both KCD’s and the City’s priorities for natural resource improvement. Funding for the grant program comes from per parcel rates and charges paid by Seattle property owners for the King Conservation District. This grant program is highly competitive for approximately $370,000 available each year. The program is intended to fund multiple, small projects.

KCD manages the application, awards, and grants. As part of the process, the City of Seattle, through Seattle Public Utilities, makes a recommendation to KCD about which projects should be funded within Seattle.

KCD grant focus is:

  • Direct Improvement of Natural Resource Conditions (approximately 50%)
  • Education and Outreach to raise awareness, deepen knowledge, and change behaviors. (approximately 30%)
  • Capacity Building to enhance the ability of organizations, agencies, residents, landowners and other land managers to implement best management practices and deliver actions on the ground. (approximately 10%)
  • Pilot and Demonstration Projects to test and/or improve concepts and/or approaches that can be replicated by others. (approximately 10%)

See the 2014 KCD Seattle Community Grant Awards list and the previous grant award summaries on the KCD website.

Application Process

A letter of intent must be submitted by April 24, 2015 to move forward in the grant process. The grant application deadline is June 15, 2015.

Interested applicants should visit the KCD website for more information or contact:

Jessica Saavedra
King Conservation District Grants Manager
(425) 282-1906