Port of Seattle
Application deadline EXTENDED: 3/30/2020

The ACE Fund, authorized by the Port of Seattle Commission in November 2016, recognizes that neighboring communities that experience more impacts from airport operations should also experience more benefits. The Commission directed that the program support environmental projects and programs in the cities of SeaTac, Burien, and Des Moines.

To ensure maximum environmental benefit to communities, the ACE Fund takes a two-pronged approach. The Small Matching Grants Program offers community organizations the chance to apply for Port funding to improve the local environment. The Port supports long-term forest stewardship in SeaTac, Burien, and Des Moines through Forterra’s Green Cities Partnership.

For more information about the program, click here. Previously scheduled drop-in sessions have been changed to virtual meetings using Zoom on the following dates:

March 10
6-7:30 PM

March 12
5-7 PM

During the sessions, Port staff will cover the following:

  • Overview of the Small Matching Grants Program
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Schedule for application, review and awards
  • Selection process and evaluation criteria
  • Project scope, budget and match
  • Sample ACE Fund agreement

If you are joining by phone, we suggest you follow along by downloading the application packet.

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You also will have a chance to ask questions to the grant manager and contract specialist. If you are unable to participate in the two sessions, they will be recorded and posted online.

If you have any additional questions, please email EcologyFund@portseattle.org or visit the ACE Fund webpage.

To accommodate this last-minute change, the grant deadline is extended to March 30, 2020. Hopefully, this two-week extension provides you with adequate time to get answers to any remaining questions.