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4/18/2011  
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Neighborhood Matching Fund launches web-based fund management system
Online system more user-friendly, efficient

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods announces the launch of a web-based fund management system for the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). This user-friendly tool will allow community members to apply for NMF funds and manage their awards online. Applicants to the Small and Simple Projects Fund (deadline is May 9) and Small Sparks Fund will be the first to use this new system.

The online system will not only enable applicants to submit applications online, but those who receive an award will be able to electronically submit invoices and reports and make changes to documents more easily. Over time, its online features will provide much more efficiency for NMF staff to review, administer, monitor, and communicate with awardees and other stakeholders.

For those applicants who would like hands-on assistance with the new system, there will be two drop-in sessions at the Garfield Community Center Computer Lab, 2323 East Cherry St. They are on Monday, April 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

For 2011, applicants may continue to use a paper application which is available by contacting the NMF Program at 206-233-0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov.

For more information or assistance on the system, contact the NMF Program at 206-233-0093 (NMFund@seattle.gov) or Greg Allen at 206-233-5144 (greg.allen@seattle.gov).

Since the program was created 23 years ago, the Neighborhood Matching Fund has awarded nearly $47 million to support 3,900 community projects with a community match of more than $68 million. Projects involved a total of 85,000 community volunteers who have donated more than 566,000 work hours.

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