Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking a qualified consultant or consulting team to help the City of Seattle establish a baseline understanding of how current investments and strategies are working to close race-based wealth gaps. The results of this contract will impact the City’s “big picture” strategy for building generational wealth for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities by providing recommendations for future investments and shaping a framework to maximize the impact of programs.
The Consultant will have demonstrated knowledge, expertise, and relationships in community wealth-building, inclusive and equitable economies, impact analysis, and community engagement. Additionally, a familiarity with government structures and experience partnering with government staff that represents diverse lines of work is desired.
The role of the Consultant will be to create an inventory of current City programs, services, and resources that support BIPOC communities in building wealth; develop a framework for evaluating the impact of these programs; and present ideas for how to increase alignment and impact holistically through City programs.
Scope of Work:
- Work with City’s Generational Wealth Inter-Departmental Team (IDT) to build an inventory of current City programs that aim to close race-based wealth gaps and additional programs that could close race-based wealth gaps.
- Using a racial equity framework that considers both quantitative and qualitative data and centers the direct experiences of BIPOC communities, analyze the impact of programs included in the inventory.
- Document the racial equity framework used to analyze programs and opportunities for City staff to continue to monitor impact.
- Develop ideas for increasing alignment and impact holistically through programs included in the inventory.
The Consultant must be available to commence work on this project by May 2022 and commit to a 6-9 month completion timeline. Available funding for this contract shall not exceed $100,000.