Call for Applications: 2022 New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship

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

The Fellowship Program’s objective is to support communities to experiment in making changes to the underlying conditions of our economy, toward an economy of democracy and community control, that is sustainable and equitable, and creates shared economic well-being by fulfilling local BIPOC needs.

This fellowship empowers emerging new economy leaders to advance their pilot initiatives. Four to five fellowships will be selected and allocated initial grants to advance their project and participate in a cohort of Frontline Community Fellows.


As a Fellow in the Frontline Community Fellowship, the candidate will receive:

  • Grant of $8,000 to $10,000
  • Relationship building and peer learning
  • Customized project support
  • Access to technical experts and professional development learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to showcase project and consult with funder communities and other partners


For this year’s Frontline Community Fellowship, 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 be distributed at the discretion of fellows and other new economy leaders and organizations


The 2022 New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellows should include:

  • Indigenous artists reclaiming stolen land and building vehicles to empower Native creative economies
  • Black-led organizations building community-controlled development infrastructure that builds generational wealth and combats displacement
  • Gig workers unions winning groundbreaking labor protections and creating mutual aid systems that combat the devastating effects of COVID-19
  • Latina community leaders creating urban farming and food systems that they own and control cooperatively
  • And more!
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Application Process

To apply for the 2022 New Economy Washington Frontline Community Fellowship, fill out the online application form including: 

  • Describe themself (individually or as a group) and their connection to the community that their initiative benefits.
  • What is the current status of the project?
  • Provide the entire amount of funding required for the project, as well as the various spending categories.
  • What is the systemic issue they are attempting to solve? How much impact does this proposal have on the economy?
  • What is the nature of their project and approach, as well as the goals they hope to achieve?

To apply, click here.

Deadline: April 25, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.