Seattle Water & Waste Innovation Funding Program

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Additional Information

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021 

In response to COVID-19, this one-time funding opportunity supports mutual aid efforts that make hygiene resources more accessible to the public, reduce illegal dumping and litter, and avoid the wasting of food and other materials.

An informational webinar about the funding opportunity was held on April 22, 2021. View the recorded meeting here.


  • Total fund of $150,000 to award
  • Expect to award 2-3 projects


  • Applications Due: May 7, 2021
  • Notice of Decisions: Early May
  • Agreements with the City signed: May
  • Work Completed & Invoiced: by December 31, 2021

Who Should Apply

  • Nonprofits
  • Community & neighborhood groups
  • Schools, colleges & universities
  • Institutions (such as health care or housing)
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Youth and children's programs

What We Fund

  • Innovation Area 1: Waste prevention solutions focused on food and other materials. Examples include sharing, reusing, repairing, and repurposing.
  • Innovation Area 2: Hand hygiene and water access solutions, which may include options for accessing safe drinking water, for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Find more information about the innovation areas and potential metrics on the application materials & FAQs page.