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City of Seattle
Gregory J. Nickels (former Mayor)

SUBJECT: Mayor Awards Over $200,000 to 18 Seattle Neighborhood Projects

6/28/2005  6:00:00 PM

Mayor Awards Over $200,000 to
18 Seattle Neighborhood Projects
Neighborhoods all over city get funds to improve their communities

SEATTLE- Mayor Nickels gave funding awards for 18 different neighborhood projects today through the Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund. Several times a year, Small and Simple Project Fund Awards are given to groups committed to building a better community by matching public funds with locally raised money, donated materials, and volunteer labor.

This season’s awards represent projects from all over the city. The 18 awards totaling $208,954 range from $1,060 to $15,000. In addition to the City’s contribution to the projects, the communities will match the City’s dollars with local resources valued at $276,499. Award recipients and community members joined Mayor Nickels, Councilman David Della, and Department of Neighborhoods Director Yvonne Sanchez at a ceremony for award winners at the Montlake Community Center.

“One of my priorities has been to build strong communities, and this is exactly what these groups work for every day,” said Nickels. “I’m glad that with the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the City can help bring energy to these great projects.”

Department of Neighborhoods Director Yvonne Sanchez said, “I’m very proud of the hard work these groups have accomplished, and the help we provide will go a long way to see these efforts completed.”

The Small and Simple Projects Fund is one of four components of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, and provides awards $15,000 and under to support community driven projects that take up to six months to complete. Seattle neighborhoods have completed more than 2,500 projects in the last 15 years using as little as $100 and as much $100,000 from the Neighborhood Matching Fund.

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