King County Local Services
Deadline: 12/3/2021, 5 PM

Are you part of a group in unincorporated King County that’s trying to bring together the community? Your group can now apply for grant money to help your event become a reality, via the county’s Alan M. Painter Grant Program. These grants—formerly known as Community Service Area grants—fund community projects that allow residents of the unincorporated areas to participate in, and be more connected to, their communities.

Funded projects must demonstrate how activities are accessible to all residents regardless of race, income, or language spoken. They may not be used for political activities.

A total of $90,000 will be reimbursed for projects in 2022, in individual grants of less than $5,000 per project.

The grant program supports projects that advance the King County Strategic Plan and achieve the following goals:

• Promote the engagement of unincorporated area residents in community or civic activities
• Educate local residents about issues that affect them
• Implement a community enhancement project
• Identify and gather community needs and priorities
• Meet King County’s equity and social justice goals of increasing fairness and opportunity for all people, particularly people of color and those with low incomes and/or limited English proficiency

Funding for projects will begin in March 2022.

Learn more about the grant program and Alan Painter in this King County Local blog post. Find details about this year’s program and how to apply on the Local Services website. Information and applications are available in English and Spanish (and in other languages and formats on request).