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1/13/2011  
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Deadline to apply for Small and Simple Projects Fund approaching
Application for matching funds is due January 18

January 13, 2011 (Seattle, WA) Seattle Department of Neighborhoods wants to remind community groups of the upcoming deadline for the 1st cycle of the 2011 Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Projects Fund. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, January 18 by 5 p.m.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides awards up to $20,000 to support community members as they work together to build a stronger and healthier neighborhood through civic participation. Activities may be physical projects, as well as less tangible, but equally significant educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities.

There are two more application cycles in 2011 for the Small and Simple Projects Fund with deadlines on May 9 and September 12. To learn more, visit http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) program supports projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Every award is matched by neighborhoods or communities resources of volunteer labor and donated materials, professional services, or cash. Since it was created 22 years ago, NMF has awarded nearly $47 million with a community match of more than $68 million. Projects have involved 85,000+ volunteers who have donated more than 566,000 work hours.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and services that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattles neighborhoods.

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