New Economy Washington Frontline Community Scholarship Program 2022 (Up to $10,000)

Deadline: April 25, 2022

Front and Centered and the People’s Economy Lab are excited to announce a call for applications for the 2022 New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship Program!

Do you have an idea or an active project to bring systemic change to the US economy? Do you want to get support for your project and be part of a cohort of other people who share common values? They invite applications for system change projects for a just, transformative and regenerative economy from individuals or organizations from communities of color on the front lines of an unjust system.

The goal of the scholarship program is to help communities experience changing the underlying conditions of the economy, towards an economy of democracy and community control, which is sustainable and equitable, and creates economic well-being. shared by responding to local BIPOC needs.


This fellowship enables emerging leaders in the new economy to advance their pilot initiatives. Four to five fellows will be selected and awarded seed grants to advance their project and participate in a cohort of frontline community fellows.

As a scholarship recipient, you will receive:

  • Grant of $8,000 to $10,000
  • Relationship building and peer learning
  • Personalized project support
  • Access to technical experts and professional development learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to showcase the project and consult with donor communities and other partners
  • New this year, Fellows will join a participatory budgeting process for the 2022 New Economy Washington Fund, a community-controlled funding pool of up to $100,000* to distribute at the discretion of Fellows and other leaders and organizations in the new economy.


Open to individuals or organizations from communities of color in the United States

The 2021 scholarship recipients included:

  • Indigenous artists recover stolen land and build vehicles to strengthen Indigenous creative economies;
  • Black-led organizations building community-controlled development infrastructure that creates generational wealth and combats displacement;
  • Gig worker unions win groundbreaking labor protections and create mutual aid systems that combat the devastating effects of COVID-19;
  • Latin community leaders create urban agricultural and food systems that they cooperatively own and control and more!


Complete the online application form and/or submit it via a Word document (in either form, 3 pages maximum) that answers the questions in the form, including:

  • Tell them about you (individual/team) and your relationship with the community your project serves.
  • What geography of Washington State does your project cover?
  • What stage is your project at now?
  • What systemic problem are you trying to solve? How does your solution transform the economy?
  • What is your project and your approach, and what results are you looking to achieve?
  • What is the community you serve and how have they been involved in the development of your approach? Describe the demographics of your community.
  • Provide the total amount of funding needed for the project with expense categories.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Frontline community scholarship.

Ryan H. Bowman