Grant Opportunities

The City of Burien offers several funding opportunities for residents and community organizations.

Community Development Block Grant – Microenterprise Support

Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs) are part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds used for local community development activities. The City of Burien has allocated the CDBG funds to support non-profits providing microenterprise assistance to Burien’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

For 2019, Burien has allocated $45,000 to support 1-2 non-profits through the end of next year. The application period for this grant is closed.   

Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant

The Neighborhood Matching Fund is a source of funds to assist with physical improvements to your neighborhood. As a "matching fund", the City provides cash (up to $5,000 per project) and the neighborhood matches the City's contribution with volunteer labor, donated materials, or professional services and cash.

Examples of eligible projects include neighborhood improvement projects such as rain gardens, subdivision identification signs, and streetlights.

There is no deadline—applications are accepted anytime. There is a $5,000 maximum per project. Total funding available for 2018 is $10,000.

For 2018, the City of Burien allocated $10,000 to the Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant.

For further information, contact Brandi Eyerly at (206) 248-5519 or via email

Arts & Culture Funding

Arts & Culture funding is on an annual application cycle and is available to individuals, groups, and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien.

Applicants may be individuals or nonprofit organizations. Evidence of non-profit status for organizations will be required. The proposed program or event must be held in Burien or serve a majority of Burien residents.

Only one application per individual or organization will be accepted per year.

Now accepting grant applications for 2020.

Learn more about Arts & Culture Grand Funding, Application Guidelines and the 2020 Grant Application

For 2020, the City of Burien allocated $20,000 to the Arts & Culture grant.

For more information, contact Gina Kallman at (206) 3988-3713 or email

Human Services Funding

Human services funding under the general fund is allocated on a biennial basis through a competitive application process. These funds are allocated to local agencies that provide programs to Burien residents that help with basic needs, self-sufficiency, housing and homelessness, early intervention, domestic violence, and other human services needs.

The application period for 2019-2020 funding is now closed. For 2019–2020, the City of Burien allocated $390,000 per year.

Learn more about the Human Services Fund.

For more information, please contact Colleen Brandt-Schluter at or at (206) 439-3166.