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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Workshops available for Large Projects Fund applicants
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/14/2014  1:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950


Workshops available for Large Projects Fund applicants
Neighborhood Matching Fund program supports neighborhood-initiated projects

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting four more 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 these workshops is required in order to submit a Large Projects Fund application.

The mandatory workshop provides 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, 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 register for the workshop or request an interpreter (one week prior to preferred workshop), applicants can call 206.233.0093 or go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/LPFWorkshop. To learn more about the Large Projects Fund, visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. 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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