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Coalition Against Hate & Bias Grant Program - CLOSED

Grants to increase community safety, strengthening and connecting communities who experience racist and bigoted treatment and all forms of oppression exacerbated by COVID-19.


King County is providing $1.5 million in grants to current and new members of the Coalition Against Hate and Bias.

Despite the knowledge that bias and hate crime incidents are increasing in King County and in communities across the country, those experiencing hate and bias are reluctant to contact law enforcement agencies (LEA).  Multiple factors contribute to underreporting, including tenuous community-LEA relationships, ease of reporting, and lack of education or awareness surrounding hate crimes. In response to the dramatic rise in anti-Asian bias and hate incidents, exacerbated by COVID-19, King County convened the Coalition Against Hate and Bias as a community-led initiative. The Coalition’s goal is to collect reliable data and promote community-based safety outside of LEA, thereby strengthening and connecting communities who experience racist and bigoted treatment and all forms of oppression.

The intent of this funding is to increase the Coalition’s opportunity to expand the idea that targeted outreach based on community relationships is much more effective than traditional law enforcement or anonymous reporting. With a strengthened “proof of concept,” the Coalition will have the opportunity to become a national leader and model for community-led reporting for matters and incidents that are largely unreported to law enforcement authorities.

The Coalition Against Hate and Bias Grant Program will support several activities, including:

  • Administer a Hate and Bias Incident Response Survey, that was developed by the Coalition to collect data on hate and bias incidents related to COVID-19 directly from communities without having to call 911.
  • Aggregate information collected from communities into a centralized database with standard metrics, with the intention of better understanding and capturing hate and bias incidents exacerbated by Covid-19.
  • Implement outreach and education with communities most affected by COVID-19 hate and bias in response to survey findings and data collected.

Grant Sizes: 
Grant size will be determined by the evaluation panel based on:

  • Analysis of cost reasonableness
  • Size of request
  • Total application response
  • Geographic priority
  • Alignment with program intent
  • Capacity of the organization
Grant Categories

Eligible Recipients

Total Funds Available

Grant Awards for Existing Members
(up to $200k)

Prioritize award and reimbursement
for the 7 existing Coalition members



Grant Awards for NewMembers
(up to $100k)

Award for new Coalition members focusing onorganizations that serve underrepresented communities



Current Coalition members may request reimbursement for costs incurred starting March 3, 2021. Organizations seeking to join the Coalition may only request funding starting from the anticipated date of joining.

Need help filling out this application?

Interpretation and translation services are available to you at no cost. If you need them, please contact us at, by: 11/26/21.

Reference Materials:

These documents are provided for illustrative purposes only and the County reserves the right to make changes prior to execution, depending on how the funds will be used and any changes in Treasury guidance.

1. Sample CLFR Agreement
2. Sample Grant Pre-Award Forms
3. Sample Grant Reporting Forms
 OESJ Coalition Against Hate and Bias Budget Template
5. Coalition Against Hate and Bias Charter
Allowable Use of Funds:
Eligible expenses can include, but are not limited to:
  • Staff and personnel payroll for collecting and entering survey data, responding to hate and bias incidents, and providing education and hosting outreach events to community
  • Translation and interpretation services for events and printed materials
  • Creation and publication of educational media, such as art, written announcements, and videos

Because funding from this grant comes from federal CLFR funds (Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds), grant funds may not be used for any expenditures already covered by another federal funding source (e.g., federal grant, subsidized loan, insurance policies of any type of coverage, or any reimbursement or relief program related to or administered by the Small Business Administration “SBA”).

The application window is now CLOSED. It began on November 5, 2021 and remained open until December 15, 2021, 4:59 PM (PT) for existing Coalition members. The deadline for new/prospective Coalition members is TBD.  We are in the process of accepting and onboarding new members and will update the federal grant timeline for new members accordingly. A panel will review applications beginning in early December. King County will notify you no later than January 31, 2022 about the status of your application.

Application Instructions:

  1. The application window opens on November 5, 2021 and will remain open until December 15, 2021 4:59 PM PT. for existing CAHB members or until a date TBD for new members.
  2. Complete the application questions listed in Appendix A of the RFA linked below. Email your application as a PDF to
  3. For any other questions: