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2/4/2014  
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Workshop dates announced for Large Projects Fund applicants
Neighborhood Matching Fund supports neighborhood groups for community-building projects

SEATTLE The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting six workshops for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this May. The Large Projects Fund provides awards of up to $100,000 in matching funds to neighborhood groups for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the six workshops offered is required in order to submit a Large Projects Fund application.

The mandatory workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process. Neighborhood and community groups interested in the fund are invited to attend. Workshop dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday, February 20, 6 8 p.m.
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave North

Tuesday, February 25, 6 8 p.m.
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way Southwest

Thursday, March 20, 6 - 8 p.m.
El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Avenue South

Tuesday, March 25th, 6 8 p.m.
Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave Northeast

Tuesday, April 8, 6 8 p.m.  
NewHolly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave South

Thursday, April 10, 6 8.p.m.
Miller community Center, 330 19th Ave East

To learn more visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. For additional information or to request an interpreter (one week prior to preferred workshop), applicants can call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov. The deadline for the Large Projects Fund is May 5, 2014.

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

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