Front and Centered and the People’s Economy Lab are excited to announce a call for applications for the 2022 New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship Program!
Have an idea or an active project to make systemic change in the U.S. economy? Interested in getting support on your project and being part of a cohort of others with shared values? They are inviting Applications for systems change projects for a just, transformative and regenerative economy from individuals or organizations from communities of color on the frontlines of an unjust system.
The Fellowship Program objective is to support communities to experiment in making change to the underlying conditions of the economy, toward an economy of democracy and community control, that is sustainable and equitable, and creates shared economic well-being by fulfilling local BIPOC needs.
Benefits from Washington Frontline Community Fellowship
This fellowship empowers emerging new economy leaders to advance their pilot initiatives. Four to five fellowships will be selected and allocated initial grants to advance their project and participate in a cohort of Frontline Community Fellows.
As a Fellow, you will receive:
- Grant of $8,000 to $10,000
- Relationship building and peer learning
- Customized project support
- Access to technical experts and professional development learning opportunities
- Opportunities to showcase project and consult with funder communities and other partners
- New this year, Fellows will join a participatory budgeting process for the 2022 New Economy Washington Fund, a community controlled funding pool of up to $100,000* to be distributed at the discretion of fellows and other new economy leaders and organizations
Eligibility for Washington Frontline Community Fellowship
Open to individuals or organizations from communities of color in the U.S.
2021 Fellows included:
- Indigenous artists reclaiming stolen land and building vehicles to empower Native creative economies;
- Black-led organizations building community controlled development infrastructure that builds generational wealth and combats displacement;
- Gig workers unions winning ground breaking labor protections and creating mutual aid systems that combat the devastating effects of COVID-19;
- Latina community leaders creating urban farming and food systems that they own and control cooperatively and more!
Application of Washington Frontline Community Fellowship
Fill out the online application form and/or submit via a Word Doc (in either form 3 pages max) that answers the questions in the form, including:
- Firstly, them about yourself (individual/team) and your relationship to the community your project serves.
- Secondly, What Washington state geography does your project cover?
- Thirdly, What stage is your project currently in?
- What is the systemic problem you’re trying to address? How does your solution transform the economy?
- What is your project and approach, and what outcomes do you seek to achieve?
- Who is the community you are serving and how have they been involved in developing your approach? Describe your community demographics.
- Provide the total amount of funding needed for the project with categories of spending.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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