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Historic South Downtown RFP – Grant Writing Technical Assistance Program

What: Grant writing support for the current Historic South Downtown RFP by email, phone, or video
When: Available until proposals are due on July 1st. Limited spots available, priority given to those who complete the form below by June 20th.
Contact: grantwriting@communities-rise.org

HISTORIC SOUTH DOWNTOWN IS… The Historic South Downtown Community Preservation & Development Authority (“HSD”) is a state-created agency responsible for preserving, restoring, and promoting the health, safety, and cultural identity of Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.

This grant writing technical assistance program from Communities Rise is designed to support community-based nonprofit organizations that serve communities impacted by systemic oppression and do not have the internal capacity to hire a grant writer or have staff dedicated to grant writing.

We will be providing free consultation with a grant writer consultant to give you feedback and editing advice on your draft proposal. Please note that we can assist at many stages in the process of brainstorming, development, editing, and polishing, but we cannot write your proposal. These appointments will all be online due to the current circumstances.

Who is eligible for grant writing technical assistance?
This service is intended for nonprofit organizations that are submitting a proposal for funding through the Historic South Downtown RFP that:

  • Have budget of $500,000 or less;
  • Led by and serving communities impacted by systemic oppression, which includes communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ communities, persons with disabilities;
  • Are eligible for the RFP based on Historic South Downtown’s requirements.

Preference will go to organizations whose leadership (Leadership Staff  and Board of Directors) reflect the communities they serve.

To apply for this assistance, please complete an application either by filling out the form below or submitting a hard copy. Limited spots are available, priority will be given to those who submit the form before June 20th and are eligible based on the above criteria.

We ask that you are prepared to send us a draft of your proposal at the time of scheduling, so our grant writer consultants can review it before your appointment.

Fill out the online form below or download a hard copy and send to grantwriting@communities-rise.org.

More information about Historic South Downtown and the specific RFP can be found here: http://www.historicsouthdowntown.org/.