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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Final Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop is Thursday, February 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/15/2013  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950


Final Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop is Thursday, February 21
Matching funds support community-initiated projects

February 15, 2013 (Seattle, WA) –The final opportunity to attend a Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop is Thursday, February 21. Offered by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, this workshop is mandatory for neighborhood groups interested in applying this May to the Large Projects Fund which provides up to $100,000 in matching funds for community-initiated projects. The workshop will occur from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Aljoya at Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th Street.

At the workshop, attendees will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. Neighbors, friends, and others interested in the funding process are invited to attend.

To learn more, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. For additional information or to request an interpreter (three days prior to workshop), applicants can call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov. The application deadline for the Large Projects Fund is May 6, 2013.

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 neighborhood's contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash. In addition to the Large Projects Fund, NMF also has the Small and Simple Projects Fund and Small Sparks Fund.

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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 Seattle's neighborhoods.

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