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Final Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop on February 2
Letter of Intent for Large Projects Fund is due February 14

January 28, 2011 (Seattle, WA) - The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting its final workshop to educate neighborhood and community groups on the funding process and requirements for the Large Projects Fund, the matching fund that awards up to $100,000 for community projects. The free workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 2 from 6 8 p.m. at Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S.

Led by Neighborhood Matching Fund project managers, participants will learn about the revised 2011 Large Project Fund guidelines, project proposal development, community match requirements, and coordination with other city departments. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is Monday, February 14.

For more information (or to request an interpreter), email or call 206-684-0464. Visit to learn more about the Large Projects Fund.

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 Seattle's neighborhoods.

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