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4/17/2012  
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First Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop is this Thursday
Matching funds support neighborhood organizations for community-building projects

The first of three workshops offered by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund will occur this Thursday, April 19, from 5:45 7:45 p.m. at the Douglass Truth Library, 2300 E. Yesler Way. This workshop is for neighborhood groups interested in applying to the Large Project Fund which provides up to $100,000 in matching funds for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the three workshops is required in order to submit an application.

Two additional workshops are also being offered:
Tuesday, April 24; 5:45 7:45 p.m.
Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N
Saturday, April 28. 10 a.m. 12 noon
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

To learn more visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. To request an interpreter (one week prior to preferred workshop), applicants can contact Mercedes Tenuta at 206.233.0093 or email Mercedes.tenuta@seattle.gov. The deadline for the Large Projects Fund is July 16, 2012.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Its overall goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhoods contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

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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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