Workshops for Neighborhood Matching Fund Applicants

31 01 2013

Matching funds support neighborhood organizations for community-building projects

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $100,000 to neighborhood organizations for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the three workshops offered is required in order to submit an application.

At the workshop, attendees will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. Neighbors, friends, and others interested in the funding process are invited to attend. Interested applicants only have to attend one of the workshops below to apply to the Large Projects Fund:

Saturday, February 9 (Neighbor Appreciation Day)
10 a.m. – 12 noon
El Centro De La Raza, 2524 16th Ave South

Tuesday, February 12
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Thursday, February 21
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Aljoya at Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th Street

To learn more, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. For additional information or to request an interpreter (one week prior to preferred workshop), applicants can call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov. The deadline for the Large Projects Fund is May 6, 2013.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Its overall goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

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