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Work Readiness Arts Program

Grants to Seattle, Washington Organizations for
Youth Arts & Career Preparedness Programs

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Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

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Deadline Date:

04/01/15 11:00 PM


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Grants of up to $16,500 to Seattle, Washington arts, cultural, and community organizations to provide programming that links arts learning and work training experiences for local youth (ages 12-18). The mandatory information session will be held on March 5.

Selected projects will serve 8 - 15 youth who have been recruited through the SYVPI program. Projects may apply for funding up to $16,500 to cover up to 100 hours of instruction time for youth and project costs (including youth stipends.) Projects with fewer than 100 hours of contact time may apply for a pro-rated funding amount.

The Office seeks youth group projects that strongly link arts learning with development of interpersonal and leadership skills, and 21st century skills designed to boost academic, vocational and workplace success. Group project supervisors, SYVPI Neighborhood Network staff and staff from the Office will work together to ensure that participants learn both specific arts skills and the value of appropriate workplace behavior.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141287

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $16,500.

Term of Contract:

Applicants may apply for projects that take place during the Summer or during a flexible time-frame between July and the end of November 2015. Projects must be completed by December 1, 2015.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must:
-Have Federal Tax ID number, City of Seattle Business License and be based in the City of Seattle.
-Have demonstrated capacity to serve low-income, at-risk, and/or high-needs youth between the ages of 12 and 18, with a focus on those with little or no work experience.
-Have administrative capacity to ensure adequate accounting procedures and controls necessary to safeguard funds associated with this award.
-Contact Office of Arts & Culture project manager and attend mandatory information session.

The Project should take place in South East, South West, or Central neighborhoods of Seattle (see map:

Not Funded:
-In-school activities or applications from school staff;
-Elements of the project that are completed before funds are awarded;
-Purchase of equipment or software;
-Culminating events only, fundraising/benefit presentations or religious services as primary purpose.
-Funds may not be used for fund raising, gifts, or organizational administrative costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations interested in applying are required to attend the following information session:

Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:00 PM
The 2100 Building
2100 24th Ave. South
Seattle, Washington 98144

More information about the session is available here:

Please register for the session by contacting Jenny Crooks at (206) 684-7084 or e-mail at

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants may create a profile and submit application materials online here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jenny Crooks
(206) 684-7084

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Seattle

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington

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