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Neighborhood Matching Fund supports community-initiated projects
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods announces funding deadlines for 2012

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods announces the Neighborhood Matching Fund opportunities for 2012. All three funding programs of the Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks, Small and Simple Projects Fund, and the Large Projects Fund will continue in 2012 with deadlines for applications occurring over the year.

The biggest change in process will be for the Large Projects Fund which awards up to $100,000 per project. The deadline for applications is July 16, 2012. There will be no Letter of Intent (LOI) required as in previous years. Instead, applicants will have to attend one of two mandatory workshops before they can complete an application. The workshops will be offered in May with dates to be determined.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund which provides awards of up to $20,000 will have two opportunities to apply. The deadlines for applications are March 12 and October 8, 2012. The Small Sparks Fund which provides awards of up to $1000 will continue to accept applications year-round.

Community members are strongly encouraged to contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund Project Manager before applying at 206-233-0093 or NMFund@seattle.gov.

To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf. The website provides details on the criteria and requirements for each fund, along with instructions for the online application process.


 
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