Neighborhood business districts are where small businesses thrive, communities engage, and jobs are created. Successful small businesses are the key to creating and preserving vibrant, safe, sustainable districts, and businesses are most successful when they are located in neighborhoods with an active street life and healthy sense of community.
The Only in Seattle Initiative is a partnership between the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) and Impact Capital to cultivate vibrant, financially sound neighborhood business districts. Learn more about Only in Seattle HERE.
Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Applications Available Now
The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Seattle
Investment Fund, LLC, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (ARTS) to make approximately $1,600,000 available for the Only in Seattle Initiative in 2016. The Initiative provides grant funding and staff support to foster neighborhood business districts that allow small businesses to grow and flourish, make a positive contribution to the city’s economic health, reflect the unique character of the neighborhoods where they are located, contribute to their vitality, and empower business owners to organize around a common vision and attract investment.
Applications are due 11:59 pm PST on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 via the online grant system.
Review the links below to apply:
- Only in Seattle Initiative website and RFA information
- Grants Preparation Documents
- Program Description
- Online Application
- Only in SeattleInitiative Calendar
Wednesday, October 14 at 4 pm
2100 24th Ave S, The Board Room
Seattle, WA 98144
For more information, contact:
Theresa Barreras, Business Districts Manager at (206) 684-4505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Hall, Business Districts Advocate at (206) 733-9967 or email@example.com
Mikel Davila, Business Districts Advocate at (206) 386-9748 or firstname.lastname@example.org