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City of Seattle Invests $1.2 Million in Domestic Violence Supports

The City of Seattle is awarding $1.2 million to support community-led services that address domestic violence outside of the criminal legal system.

Join Our Upcoming Participatory Budgeting Information Sessions

December 5 and 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM Last week, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights announced six winning projects selected through Seattle’s $27 million participatory budgeting process. Community members are invited to join us at an upcoming virtual information session to learn about the next steps to move the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Participatory Budgeting Vote Launches October 10th

Seattle Office for Civil Rights announces community members can vote to decide how $27.25 million of the City of Seattle budget will be allocated Seattle, WA – As the historic Participatory Budgeting (PB) process comes to a close, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) and third-party administrators Participatory Budgeting… [ Keep reading ]

Participatory Budgeting Project seeks members for Workgroup and Steering Committee

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is looking for passionate Seattle-based community-oriented individuals who want to bring community-led decision-making to Seattle. Participants will work alongside the City to help create a process allowing Seattle community members to invest $27.2 million of the City’s budget directly into Seattle communities, emphasizing repairing harms… [ Keep reading ]

Hiring for Participatory Budgeting Project

The City of Seattle is launching one of the largest participatory budgeting programs in the nation. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights has contracted the Participatory Budgeting Project to lead this work. As community engagement is an essential piece of a PB process, the Participatory Budgeting Project is looking to… [ Keep reading ]

Participatory Budgeting moves forward in City of Seattle

Seattle Office for Civil Rights announces Participatory Budgeting Project as awardee for Participatory Budgeting contract. Seattle, WA – The Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) has selected the third-party administrator who will run the Participatory Budgeting process in the City of Seattle. The awardee of the request for proposal is… [ Keep reading ]

Now seeking request for proposal in Participatory Budgeting

The Community Investments (CI) Division of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) is seeking applications from organizations and coalitions to provide administrative and consulting services to assist the City in planning and developing an approximately $28 million Participatory Budgeting (PB) Program. In June 2021, the City of Seattle placed the development of a Request for Proposals… [ Keep reading ]

Announcing the 2020 Collaborative Grantmaking RFP results

$1 Million in awards will go toward community alternatives to incarceration and policing. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights announced the recipients of our Collaborative Grantmaking process and Community Alternatives to Incarceration and Policing RFP. The RFP*, which closed October 19, 2020, called on community groups and coalitions to develop… [ Keep reading ]