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Now Accepting 2022 City Funding Grant Applications »

The City of Leavenworth announces the Leavenworth Fund, a single fund set aside for community grants from the City’s annual Lodging Tax dollars. This new grant application process is the City’s official mechanism for accepting all grant solicitations from qualified organizations for funding. This replaces all prior grant funding application processes, such as the Festival & Event, Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs, and Partner Grants. Organizations that have traditionally received funding from the City will be asked to apply through this process.

Each year, in late spring or early summer, the City will issue a Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) to kick off the annual grant funding process. Awards for 2022 will be made in 2021 during the first round of the new Leavenworth Fund.

Eligible organizations will be asked to submit an application with relevant attachments to be considered for funding. Funding requests for less than 50% of total costs will be prioritized.

Organizations may submit more than one application four categories.  The City makes yearly allocations to this fund and will also consider multi-year funding requests. The Leavenworth Fund will accept fiscal agent scholarships.

If you fall under one of these categories and would like to receive grant funding, we invite you to submit an application via the link below. The submissions will be reviewed in one process after the annual deadline.

Please use the Sources and Funds Excel Worksheet (available through the download link) below to submit your budget as part of the application process. Alternate formats will not be accepted. 

FUNDING CATEGORIES:

  1. Heads in Beds
    Purpose of Funding: to promote activities or events that generate overnight stays in local hotels/accommodations.
    Uses of funds include but are not limited to:

    • Marketing
    • Promotion
    • Staffing
    • Volunteer Support
    • Insurance, etc.
  2. Covid-19
    Purpose of funding: to assist non profits that serve individuals and families affected by COVID-19.
    This funding is unique in the Leavenworth Fund in that it may be used to cover expenses incurred in 2020.
    Uses of funds include but are not limited to:

    • Funding Gaps
    • Repairs
    • Supplies
    • Staffing
    • Promotions
  3. Operational Support
    Purpose of funding: to support non profit organizations with a mission focused on the Leavenworth community and that attract tourism, sportsmanship, cultural exchanges and or promotion of our City.
    Debt related requests will not be considered.
    Uses of funding may include but are not limited to:

    • Personnel
    • Operations
    • Maintenance
    • Capital Investments
  4. Youth Services or Senior Services
    Purpose of funding: to support non profits or resident led efforts that benefit youth and or seniors. Uses of funding may include but are not limited to:

    • Supplies
    • Personnel
    • Marketing
    • Promotions
    • Leases
    • Insurance

FUNDING DETAILS:

  • $150,000 per year available in funding.
    • $125,000 for Heads in Beds & Operational Support categories
    • $15,000 for Covid-19
    • $10,000 for Youth or Senior Services
  • Minimum Requested Grant Amount in any of the above categories: $4,000.
  • Maximum Requested Grant Amount in any of the above categories: $10,000.
  • Grants applied for during the current year’s application process will be issued for use during the next calendar year.
  • Extensions for future years may be available.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

  • To apply, your organization must have 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status.
  • Applications for all categories must include:
    • work plan
    • organizational budget document (Excel worksheet linked below – alternate formats will not be accepted)
    • 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) letter or a letter from a fiscal agent
    • insurance certification
    • list of your board of directors
  • An application submitted does not guarantee funding.
  • Funding may be granted at different dollar amount than requested in the application.
  • Requests that do not exceed 50% of total funding will be prioritized.
  • Organizations may apply for funding from each category (separate applications).

Important Dates for the current year:

  • Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) – June 2, 2021
  • Bidders Conference – June 30, 2021
  • DEADLINE for applications – August 2, 2021, 12:00pm (noon)

Link to online application: https://bit.ly/3ph3nUk

Download Link for the Sources and Funds Excel Worksheet: Sources and Uses Worksheet

Check out the flyer below, and a printable PDF version linked below.

Any questions? Please email us at hello@cityofleavenworth.com.

Link to PDF Flyer: Leavenworth Fund Flyer 2021 (for 2022 funding)


The Next Phase of the Osborn Visioning Process is Here! »

You’re Invited!

 

We’d like to invite the community to view and provide input on three different concept site plans for the Osborn Property. These concepts have been designed based on the community feedback thus far.

On three dates and three locations we’ll be setting up poster boards so you can come and see the proposed concept visions, ask questions, and offer any feedback via a short survey.

The dates, locations, and times are as follows:

Thurs, June 10 Farmer’s Market 330 Evans St. (next to Osborn) 4 pm – 8 pm
Fri, June 11 Dan’s Food Market 1329 US-2 12 pm – 4 pm
Sat, June 12 Osborn School 225 Central Ave 12 pm – 4 pm

 

This information will also be on the www.Osborn98826.com website, where you can follow the visioning process.

For any questions, please fill out the contact form at osborn98826.com.


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Construction Plans for Accessory Dwelling Units »

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Construction Plans for
Accessory Dwelling Units


The City of Leavenworth is seeking proposals from firms to provide construction ready building/engineering plans for 3 accessory dwelling units, ranging in size from 400-900 square feet with full kitchen and bath facilities and a maximum of two bedrooms; one set of plans shall include the ADU above a garage.

Download Request for Proposal
Download Addendumnew (3/22/21)

The deadline for RFP responses is April 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Submittals shall be sent to Lilith Vespier, Development Services Manager, email: dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com. Submittals received after the specified deadline will not be accepted (no exceptions).

Questions may be directed to Mark Barnes, Building Official, phone: 509.548.5275 (ext.133), email mbarnes@cityofleavenworth.com. Questions & Answers will be posted to the City’s website.

Construction Plans for ADU RFP: Question & Answer documentnew


County seeks public input to help determine runoff relief measures in Ski Hill Basin area »

Chelan County – Flood Control Zone District
1/25/2021

County seeks public input to help determine runoff relief measures in Ski Hill Basin area

LEAVENWORTH – The public is invited to participate in a survey that will be used in completing an analysis that will identify solutions to reduce the impacts of water runoff coming from the Ski Hill Basin in Leavenworth.

The analysis, paid for by the Chelan County Flood Control Zone District (FCZD), was started in 2019 and now has reached a critical point where input from the community is sought. Six alternatives have been identified that will mitigate, to various degrees and costs, flooding in the Ski Hill Basin. The public is asked to evaluate those alternatives.

Comments are being taken via a GIS StoryMap, which uses maps and descriptions to explain the water runoff problems in the Ski Hill Basin. It can be accessed online at the link below, or via the FCZD website (www.co.chelan.wa.us/flood-control-zone-district). The FCZD asks people to complete the survey by Feb. 26.

“We’re especially interested in hearing from those people living and working in the Ski Hill Basin and our partners in the Leavenworth community,” said Bob Bugert, Chelan County commissioner and FCZD supervisor. “Important mitigation efforts like these include gathering thoughts and opinions from the community.”

Located just north of the city of Leavenworth, the Ski Hill Basin stretches from the Cascade Range to the Wenatchee River. It includes national forest lands and the Ski Hill Lodge as well as residential and commercial areas. In most recent years, the area west of Titus Road has seen much residential development and growth.

In years past, basin homeowners have reported some flooding issues typically occurring during rapid snow melt in late winter and early spring. Water runoff in the basin also has overwhelmed county ditches and culverts, causing mud and debris to go across the road and impact traffic. The 2017 Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan, also a project of the FCZD, identified Ski Hill as a top priority for flood mitigation efforts and called for an analysis of the basin to form an action plan for reducing flooding impacts to public and private property within Chelan County and the city limits of Leavenworth.

Resources:
Ski Hill Basin Analysis webpage
StoryMap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jill
FitzSimmons, PIO Date: 01/25/2021
509-667-6415, jill.fizsimmons@co.chelan.wa.us

Download full press release



COVID-19 Requirements for Retail Establishments with Occupancy Calculator »

COVID-19 Requirements

TO:  Retail Establishments
FROM:  David J Nalle, Deputy Fire Chief
DATE:  05/21/20

RE:  Phase 2 Limited In-Store Retail Operations

Dear Retail Establishments,

As Phase 2 Limited In-Store Retail Operations begin unfolding, Chelan County Fire District #3 and Leavenworth Development Services Department would like to provide some assistance to aid in determining COVID-19 Requirements Phase-2 Temporary maximum guest occupancy load reduction to 30%

Phase 2 temporarily requires guest occupancy to be reduced to 30% of the maximum building occupancy.

Chelan County Fire District #3 has developed a Mercantile/Retail calculator to assist with calculating the temporary phase-2 restrictions.

Annual Business Fire Safety Inspections are still required.  Chelan County Fire District #3 would like to ease the burden of interruption of business by offering up inspections by appointment.

If you would like to make an appointment for an inspection, please contact us at 509-548-7711.  We understand the financial impacts that have occurred and would like to work with you by planning for repairs that may be needed. Life safety violations will still be required to be corrected immediately.

Sincerely,
Dave Nalle

Please download the instructions with the occupancy calculator here




Request for Proposal for Purchase and Installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System for the City of Leavenworth Water Distribution – Bid Opening Results »

Bid opening Results – 4/27/2020 at 3:00 PM (revised)

Request for Proposals
for
Purchase and Installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System for the City of Leavenworth Water Distribution

Notice is hereby given that the City of Leavenworth, WA is requesting quotes from qualified suppliers/contractors for installation and implementation of a fully integrated Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. This new system will provide capabilities that include remotely reading water meters, quickly detecting leaks, and allowing water customers to monitor their water usage in real time. The selected firm will be responsible for developing and providing services in accordance with the scope of services outlined in the proposal.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be obtained by downloading it from this webpage or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275. The City will begin a review and selection process on March 30, 2020 and continue until the selection is made.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

Questions or request for clarification must be received on or before March, 6, 2020; responses will be provided to all prospective Proposers on or before March 13, 2020. Response can only be provided to firms on the Prospective Proposers List who have provided proper contact information. Firms who wish to be placed on the Prospective Proposer List must email Herb Amick at herba@cityofleavenworth.com or fax (509) 548-7418 with contact information.

Addendum #1 – 2/13/2020
Addendum #2 – 2/19/2020
Addendum #3 – 3/23/2020
Request for Information (RFI) – 2/27/2020
Request for Information (RFI) – 3/4/2020
Request for Information (RFI) – 3/11/2020
Alternative Equipment Request – 3/18/2020
Notice regarding submittal of proposal due to COVID-19 related office closure – 3/18/2020

Herb Amick, Public Works Director
City of Leavenworth
(509) 548-7418
herba@cityofleavenworth.com


Request for Proposals – City of Leavenworth Transportation Element Update »

Request for Proposals
City of Leavenworth Transportation Element Update

Notice is hereby given that the City of Leavenworth is seeking proposals and qualifications from individuals, firms, and/or teams (hereinafter referred to as Consultant) with demonstrated experience in traffic forecasting, analysis of traffic related issues and future land use needs, and amending existing Comprehensive Plan Transportation Elements.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be obtained by accessing it on the City’s webpage at: www.cityofleavenworth.com or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275. The City will begin a review and selection process on March 16, 2020 and continue until the selection is made. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020 by 5:00 PM

Questions regarding these services should be directed to:

Lilith Vespier, AICP
Development Services Manager
City of Leavenworth
(509) 548-5275
dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com



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