BOEF Current Recipients

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards' Business Outreach and Education Fund (BOEF) facilitates assistance and outreach to small businesses owned by low-income and historically disenfranchised communities, who typically are not served by traditional outreach methods, to increase awareness and compliance with Seattle's labor standards.

The BOEF is designed to build a culture of compliance by:

  • Increasing knowledge of and compliance with Seattle's labor standards. 
  • Developing new partnerships and building capacity among community organizations to serve as ongoing resources for information and compliance assistance.
  • Building trust and collaboration between OLS, the business community, and business organizations serving the business community.

2023-2024 Recipients

Organizations Amount Funded 2023-2024
Communities of Focus
Business Impact NW $106,510.00
  • Low-income entrepreneurs
  • Immigrant and Refugees
BUILD $ 112,550.00
Ethnic Chambers of Commerce Coalition $340,000.00
  • African American
  • Asian
  • East African
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Latinx
  • Pacific Islander
Latino Community Fund $239,100.00
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Latinx
Tabor 100 $114,660.00
  • African American
  • East African 
Ventures $187,180.00
  • Immigrant and Refugees
  • Women
  • Small businesses owned by people with income sat or below 80% of the HUD area median income.
Total Amount Funded $1,100,000.00

2024 Hiring Entity Outreach

The Office of Labor Standards also partners with Hand-in-Hand, a national network of employers of nannies, house cleaners and home attendants, to provide outreach and education to individuals, households, and employers about their responsibilities under the Domestic Workers Ordinance (DWO).

Organizations Amount Funded 2024

Communities of Focus
Hand in Hand $400,000.00 
  • Seattle domestic employers and their allies

For information about these partnerships, please contact us at or call us at (206) 256-5297.

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The Office of Labor Standards enforces Seattle’s labor standards ordinances to protect workers and educate employers on their responsibilities.