During the pandemic, many government entities received funding from the federal government to assist with their operations and ensure the community was supported. As with many government-funded programs, our community is often marginalized or not fully informed on the resources available or remaining. To ensure equity in communication and access, BUILD has partnered with King County Equity and Social Justice to inform the Black community about how COVID funding was spent and available programs.
Join us as we share relevant information for the Black community about the distribution of $2.16 billion dollars of COVID relief that was delegated and disbursed in King County. Learn more about what programs our community utilized and what programs are still available.
2022 King County Recovery Plan
Want to know ALL of the details about how the $2.16B in COVID-19 Recovery Funds were planned, distributed, and used in King County? Read more in King County's full 2022 Recovery Plan.
Use the link below to view the full plan and learn more.
King County Arts Funding
King County operates the 4Culture Grant Program. 4Culture takes a unique approach to serve our region. Their four program areas—arts, heritage, historic preservation, and public art—put public resources to use all over King County. Use the links below to learn more about how funds are used or what grants are available.
King County Community Engagement
Intentional and meaningful community engagement is central to King County’s pro-equity and antiracist agenda. Several programs are intended to be largely community-directed, and many programs will rely on partnerships with community-based organizations for implementation. Learn more about funding opportunities using the links below.
King County Community Resiliency
Of the $2.16B COVID response funding received by King County, 3% ($61M) was spent on Community Resiliency to clear deficits in community resources that need to be addressed, especially for communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people experiencing homelessness, and refugee/immigrant communities. Learn more about funding and its distribution using the links below.
King County Childcare Assistance
COVID-19 created a need for childcare due to the changing landscape of jobs, illness, and remote education. While many families applied for and received assistance, many received nothing. Assistance is still available for those in need. Use the links below to apply for assistance through King County today.
King County COVID-19 Data & Resources
COVID-19 is still active in our community. Currently, Black Residents rank #4 in Active COVID-19 Cases. Use the links below to learn more about King County's continued response to the ongoing pandemic, where you can get tested, and where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine (if you choose to).
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