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Deadline to apply for next cycle of Small and Simple Projects Fund is May 9

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods reminds community groups that the deadline for the 2nd cycle of the 2011 Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, May 9. To apply, interested applicants must first register on the new NMF web-based fund management system at least two days before submitting their application online. Visit to learn more. Applications need to be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 9.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides awards of 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 educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. Visit to read more.

After May 9, there is one more application cycle in 2011 for the Small and Simple Projects Fund with a deadline of September 12.

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 23 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.


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