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INSTRUCTIONS

Please review the Program Description, Application Instructions and FAQs before starting your application.   


This application is for business districts that are not receiving Only in Seattle grants in 2019.   

Applications are due 5:00 PM PST on Monday, October 21, 2019 via the website. Late applications will not be accepted.  

WARNING: You will not be able to save your work and come back to it once you have started the online application.   

If you need help, please contact any OIS staff member: 
  • Theresa Barreras, Business Districts Manager at (206) 684-4505 or theresa.barreras@seattle.gov 
  • Heidi Hall, Business Districts Advocate at (206) 733-9967 or heidi.hall@seattle.gov 
  • Peter Bloch-Garcia, Business Districts Advocate at (206) 386-9748 or Peter.Bloch-Garcia@seattle.gov

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* 1. CONTACT NAME

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* 2. ORGANIZATION NAME

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* 3. ADDRESS

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* 4. PHONE NUMBER

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* 5. EMAIL ADDRESS

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* 6. ABILITY TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS
Please check the boxes below indicating if your group or organization is incorporated and able to receive and manage grant funds or if you have a Fiscal Sponsor who has agreed to receive funds on your behalf. (Incorporation or fiscal sponsorship are only required for some of the OIS awards. OIS staff will determine if it is required for your organization's request.)

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* 7. FISCAL SPONSOR
Enter the name of your fiscal sponsor of if you have one:

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* 8. BUSINESS DISTRICT NAME

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* 9. GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES
Provide a brief summary of the geographic boundaries of your neighborhood business district and the area in which your work will focus. Please keep your answer to a few short sentences.

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* 10. DESCRIBE THE DISTRICT
Provide a brief description of the business district. The following questions have the type of information that you could provide to help us understand your district. You do not need to answer all of these questions. Your answer should be no more than 1,500 characters in total, which is about three paragraphs or a half-page.
  • What are your business district’s assets: unique features about the location, large employers, history and culture that attract visitors; how the district is unique compared to other districts, who is served, why do people come to the district?  
  • What are the major challenges and issues facing the business district: rapid growth, business or resident displacement pressures, etc.? 
  • What are the approximate number of businesses, primary anchor businesses on the corridor, and current business mix (restaurant, retail, services, etc.); vacancy rate, ethnic/racial diversity of business owners and/or customers?

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* 11. PARTNERS
List the major stakeholders, staff and volunteers who are critical to your work and describe their role and involvement or potential involvement.  Demonstrate that the stakeholders who are important to the district are engaged and/or supportive of this initiative and there is capacity to carry it out. Your answer should be no more than 1,500 characters in total, which is about three paragraphs or a half-page.

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* 12. ARE YOU ORGANIZING, TRANSFORMING, OR SUSTAINING?
In which stage of development do you think your district is?  Please select one of the boxes to indicate your best estimate.

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* 13. PREVIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Summarize the top accomplishments to date in your business district that your organization/ group (or its individual members) have achieved. Your answer should be no more than 1,500 characters in total, which is about three paragraphs or a half-page.

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* 14. WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR?
Based on the stage you selected above, provide a description of what you are hoping to accomplish this year and how Only in Seattle funding could help you. Your answer should be no more than 1,500 characters in total, which is about three paragraphs or a half-page.

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* 15. BUDGET AND GRANT REQUEST
Please provide a breakdown of your total costs for this project. This includes costs that would be covered by the Only in Seattle grant as well as other sources that you may have. You can group costs into general categories as shown.

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* 16. OTHER FUNDING SOURCES
Please provide a list of any other sources of funding that you have or hope to get for this project.

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* 17. ONLY IN SEATTLE GRANT REQUEST
Please enter the amount of funding you are requesting from Only in Seattle.

Click on the SUBMIT button when your application is COMPLETE. 
You will receive an email during regular business hours to confirm receipt of your application.

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