COEF Current Recipients

2022-2023 RFP Guidelines

The goal of the Labor Standards Community Outreach and Education Fund is to foster collaboration between OLS and the community by providing funds to community-based organizations to develop awareness and understanding of worker rights provided by Seattle's labor standards.  While all workers are at risk for workplace violation, data shows that low-wage workers experience the highest rates of workplace violations. Demographic populations most likely to occupy low-wage jobs and experience workplace violations include female workers, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, workers with disabilities, veterans and youth workers.

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

  • Increasing worker's knowledge and understanding of the rights provided by Seattle's labor standards through methods that are community centered, culturally relevant and accessible, and language specific
  • Expanding workers' access to resources to enforce labor standards and ensure their rights are protected
  • Building capacity among community organizations to provide labor standards services and information to a diverse range of workers

In December 2021, the Seattle Office of Standards (OLS) selected nine community-based organizations to receive $2,998,179.17 in funding, over two years, to provide outreach, education and worker support to low-wage workers.

2022 - 2023 Recipients

(subject to confirmation of recipients)

24-month contract period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023
*2023 Funding Contingent on Funding Approval

Awardees, who will begin scope of work and contract negotiations with OLS in December and January: 

Recipient Amount Funded

Partner Information

Communities of  Focus
API Chaya $130,000.00

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Workers
  • Immigrant youth 
  • Survivors of Violence
Brothers United In Leadership Development (BUILD) $160,000.00
  • American Descendants of  Slavery (ADOS) workers
Casa Latina $581,000.00
  • Entre Hermanos
  • Villa Communitaria
    (formerly South Park Information and Resource Center)
  • WA Wage Claim Project
  • Latino Workers
  • Women
Chinese Information and Service Center $153,659.17
  • Chinese and Vietnamese Workers
  • Immigrant Youth
El Centro de la Raza $150,000.00
  • Latino Workers
  • Small Business Owners
Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle $105,000.00
  • East African Workers
Fair Work Center $1,458,520.00
  • Al Noor Islamic Community Center
  • LGBTQ Allyship
  • Somali Community Services of Seattle

  • East African
  • Young Workers of Color
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation $150,000.00
  • Alaska Natives
  • American Indians
  • Native Americans
  • Pacific Islanders 
West African Community Council $110,000.00
  • Small Business Owners
  • West African Workers
Total Amount Funded $2,998,179.17


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