Seattle Relief Fund: Application Assistance & Info Sessions

Application opens Oct 25 and closes November 15 @ 11:59 p.m.

*Application Assistance*
Mondays, 1pm - 4pm
Tuesdays, 12pm - 3pm
Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Fridays, 2pm - 5pm

*Info Sessions*
October 27, 3pm - 4pm
November 3, 3pm - 4pm
November 10, 10am - 11am


The Seattle Relief Fund application opens October 25, and Northwest Film Forum has partnered with the City’s Human Services Department to assist artist and filmmaker communities in need of financial relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic!

Application closes on November 15 at 11:59 PM PST.


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is working with the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) to provide Seattle Relief Fund (SRF) one-time, non-renewable funding for outreach and application assistance to vulnerable, low-income Seattle households impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A driving priority for SRF is disbursing cash assistance as quickly as possible to help alleviate the health and economic impacts experienced by individuals and households.


You can apply to the Seattle Relief Fund if you are low-income AND one of these situations applies to you or a member of your household:

– Live within the boundaries of the city of Seattle OR
– Is a Seattle Promise student OR
– Is a Seattle Public Schools student OR
– Is an artist/cultural worker with an art studio/rehearsal space in Seattle

Funds are available to eligible applicants even if they are undocumented.

Learn more and apply at:



Need assistance with your application? Northwest Film Forum can answer questions about eligibility for the Seattle Relief Fund and assist you with your application both in-person and virtually. For in-person application assistance at our office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) please make an appointment or visit during our designated service hours, which will start Monday, October 25, and go through Monday, November 15:

Mondays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays, 12 – 3 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fridays, 2 – 5 p.m.

We will also be offering assistance outside of these hours by phone for those who are not able to make an in-person appointment or visit our office. Please contact our Grants Manager using the contact information below.


We will also be hosting an Info Session on Wednesdays. Register for free using the links below:

October 27, 3 – 4 p.m. (register here)
November 3, 3 – 4 p.m. (register here)
November 10, 10 – 11 a.m. (register here)

Info Sessions will be offered online through Zoom and our Grants Manager will walk you through the application as well as provide attendees an overview of the who, what, where, when, and hows of applying for the Seattle Relief Fund, plus answer any additional questions throughout.

Feel free to contactGrants Manager Zach Frimmel at 941-223-3731 or email to schedule a 30-minute appointment or ask any questions you have about applying.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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