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.

2021-2022 Recipients

24-month contract extension from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022

OrganizationsAmount Funded 2021-2022
Communities of Focus

Ethnic Chambers of Commerce Coalition $400,000.00 
  • African American
  • Asian
  • East African
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Latinx
  • Pacific Islander
Business Impact NW $66,000.00
  • Low-income entrepreneurs
  • Immigrant and Refugees
Latino Community Fund $284,000.00
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Latinx


  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Women
  • Small businesses owned by people with income sat or below 80% of the HUD area median income.
Tabor 100


  • African American
  • East African 
Total Amount Funded $1,100,000.00


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