Applications are now open for the Port of Seattle’s South King County Fund Economic Recovery Grant; here’s more from the Port:

We are excited to announce the launch of the South King County Fund, established by the Port of Seattle to develop equity-based partnerships and provide resources and support in near-airport communities.

The Fund’s first grant cycle in 2020 is now open, and will focus on supporting regional recovery from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With ties to all of Washington’s key economic sectors and connections to more than 500 employers operating at our facilities, the Port is uniquely positioned to help lead the regional recovery. Through this Fund, we hope to support communities most deeply impacted by the current economic crisis with projects connected to Port-related industries, including aviation, maritime, construction trades and green career industries.

We welcome proposals for projects with outcomes related to workforce development, job creation programs or economic recovery solutions in Port-related industries. Community organizations, chambers of commerce, and other non-profit organizations working in these program areas are eligible to apply.

Projects must benefit near-airport communities, for example: Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila. Projects must also serve those who are economically vulnerable and face great challenges, including people of color, Native people, immigrants and refugees, those with less English proficiency, veterans, seniors, youth, and/or people with disabilities.

There is $1 million in funding available and grant requests can be up to $100,000. Proposals are due by 12 noon on September 30, 2020.

More details and proposal materials are available at:

https://www.portseattle.org/programs/south-king-county-fund