Letter of Interest - New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship, Advancing a Just Transition from COVID-19 to a Regenerative Economy
Front and Centered and the People’s Economy Lab are excited to announce the launch of the New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship.
Have an idea or an active project to make systemic change in our economy? Interested in getting support on your project and being part of a cohort of others with shared values?
We are inviting Letters of Interest for policy projects and campaigns for a just, transformative and regenerative economic recovery from individuals or organizations from communities of color on the frontlines of the COVID economic crisis.
Frontline communities are those that experience urgent continuing injustice—including people of color, immigrants, people with lower incomes, those in rural areas, and Indigenous people—and face a legacy of systemic, largely racialized, inequity that influences their living and working places, the quality of their air and water, and their economic opportunities.
The Fellowship Program objective is to support communities to experiment in making change to the underlying conditions of our economy, toward an economy of democracy and self-determination, that is sustainable and equitable, and creates shared economic well-being. Please see details here:
We are accepting Letters of Interest from frontline communities of color - individuals and teams such as entrepreneurs, community leaders, and organizations such as nonprofits, small businesses, etc. who have a backing from communities they intend to benefit. Project applicants and projects should be based in Washington State and demonstrate benefits to King County residents.
Please contact us at
if you’re not sure if you are eligible or not.
How to Apply
Please fill out our Letter of Interest Form and/or submit a Letter of Interest (in either form 3 pages max) that answers the question in the form, including:
-What is the systemic problem you're trying to address?
-What is your approach and how does it transform the economy?
-Who is the community you are serving and what is your relationship to that community?
-What are the policy barriers you see to your solution?
-What kind of support do you need to advance this solution?
For those who are not comfortable with a written submission, we will accept other media forms such as video or audio up to 10-minutes that answer the questions above and showcase the goals of your project.
Deadline to submit your Letter of Interest is August 31, 2020.
If you choose to submit your Letter of Interest outside of this Letter of Interest Form (link), please email to
, Subject: LOI - New Economy Washington Fellowship. If you have any questions about the Letter of Interest and its process, please feel free to reach out to Njuguna Gishuru at
Applicant Name and Organization
Contact Info (Email, Phone)
What Washington state geography does your project cover?
What stage is your project currently in?
Early Stage Project
What is the systemic problem you're trying to address?
What is your approach and how does it transform the economy?
Who is the community you are serving and how have they been involved in developing your approach? Please describe your community demographics.
What are the policy barriers you see to your solution?
What kind of support do you need to advance this solution? Include amount of funding request and categories of spending.
Tell us about yourself (individual/team) and your relationship to the community you identified above.
Optional: If you would like to attach a link for background information, please do so here.
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