Receive up to $1,500 to start a Community Emergency Hub

Completed applications must be submitted by April 16

By City of Seattle

In partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering up to $21,600 in funding to support Community Emergency Hubs throughout the city.

Community Emergency Hubs are places where people gather after a disaster to help each other. Currently there are 135 hubs designated throughout the city. Each hub reflects the unique character of the community they serve, and may look different from location to location.

This is enough to provide 14 groups with up to $1,500 to create their own Hub-in-a-Box.

A Hub-in-a-Box contains the essential materials and supplies your community would need in case of a disaster where help from the City or others is delayed or disrupted. They must be contained within a durable and secured storage box that is in a publicly accessible location.

  • What is a Community Emergency Hub?
    Hubs serve as a central gathering place among neighbors in homes, apartments and condominiums. They are organized and managed by local neighbors and serve to connect and help people when City and other resources are overwhelmed.
  • Hubs are a way to collect, coordinate and provide information on local situations, needs and resources.
  • Emergency hubs also are a great way to encourage emergency preparedness in your neighborhood, or to connect with others and receive training on emergency preparedness.

Applicants can fill out the on-line form at: Your personal or organizational contact information will be publicly available for other community members to see on the Seattle Emergency NeighborLink Map. Please drop off applications in person to:

Tim Wolfe
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
600 4th Ave, Floor 4, Seattle
Or submit via email to:
If you want to learn more about Community Emergency Hubs and what local Hub Captains are doing in their own neighborhoods, visit
If you have questions, please contact:
Seattle Emergency Hubs, Cindi Barker, or 206-933-6968; or Tim Wolfe, or 206-684-0535.

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