The Office of Economic Development is making $1.4 million in business district improvement funds available through its annual Only in Seattle initiative.

Neighborhood organizations, businesses and property owners are encouraged to work on a common vision for a business district, and any can apply for project funding by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

The Only in Seattle initiative is a partnership between OED, SDOT and the Department of Neighborhoods, and the district grants can be used to boost neighborhood organizations, promote business development, physically enhance a commercial corridor, or increase cleanliness and safety.

That can include funding business coaching, community festivals, litter cleanup, murals, real estate development and more.

The only public information session is being held at 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Beacon Hill Library, 5813, 2821 Beacon Ave S.

Applications can be found here.

Presentations to the Only in Seattle Review Committee take place Nov. 5,6,7,9, with funding decisions slated for December.