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Equitable Development Initiative Update

Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) has received its first round grant applications for projects identified in the Equitable Development Implementation Plan and the Financial Investment Strategy. Last year, Mayor Murray announced a $16 million fund that will support community-driven projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods where communities of color are at highest risk of displacement. The first round focuses on projects in the Central Area, Chinatown/International District, and Southeast Seattle.

We’ll announce our grant recipients later this summer and provide more information about the second round of funding that should start in the fall. We are also in the process of hiring additional staff to join the EDI team in addition to our SYEP summer interns.

For more information, visit our EDI website.