City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor

NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:   Funds available to neighborhoods to support Night Out 2014 activities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
5/21/2014  12:05:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950

Funds available to neighborhoods to support Night Out 2014 activities
Small Sparks Fund provides matching funds to support community engagement
Deadline to apply is June 23

SEATTLE If your neighborhood plans to participate in the 30th Annual Night Out on August 5, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your event and activities.

The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1000 to help fund Night Out planning efforts and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, bike parades, and neighborhood cleanups, to name a few. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m., but you must register in its web-based application system before June 20 to apply.

For information on the application process, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm or call 206-733-9916. The Small Sparks Fund is open to applications year-round.

Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities. To learn more about Night Out, visit www.seattle.gov/police/Nightout/.

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