Deadline Approaches for Matching Funds to Support your Neighborhood Project

Othello+Intl+music+nwlrSeptember 2 workshop for interested applicants
Application deadline is October 5

If your group needs funds to do a neighborhood project, our Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides awards of up to $25,000 to for community-building projects that are matched by community contributions.

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. This is the last opportunity in 2015 to apply to this fund.

The final workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at University Heights Community Center (Room 209), 5031 University Way NE. The workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, go online at surveymonkey.com/r/ZHM36BJ or call  206-233-0093. The workshop is open to all.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. You are strongly encouraged to call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

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.

Haller Lake P-Patch 11th Annual Open Garden Celebration

Join us Sunday, August 11 from 11 am – 3 pm at the Haller Lake P-Patch Community Garden, 13045 1st Ave. N.E., Seattle, just south of the Haller Lake United Methodist Church. Get a tour of the garden, learn about organic gardening, enjoy refreshments, and go on a garden search! All are invited to join us in celebrating the 16th year of Organic community gardening at HLPP. We hope to see you there!

 

Bitter Lake P-Patch work party this Saturday…can you dig it?

Come help dig garden beds at the new Bitter Lake P-Patch this Saturday, September 29 from 10 to 5 p.m.  Here’s the rest of the scoop:

WHERE: The Bitterlake P-Patch, N 143rd & Linden Ave N (Map)

WHAT TO BRING: Work gloves, strong hoes (we really need hoes – they work very well for this hard soil) and shovels, hard rakes, soft rakes, garden digging forks. 

WHAT ELSE TO BRING: Food to share, WATER, hat, sunblock. 

Please contact Angela Fava <favaangela@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping out.

Two Meetings for Neighborhood Plan Updates in March

We are updating the neighborhood plans in Rainier Beach and in Broadview/BitterLake/Haller Lake! It’s time to take a fresh look at those neighborhood plans. In the late 1990s, people worked together to create these plans, which are the communities’ plans to guide growth and change. Things have changed since 1999 when the plans were developed.

Is Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake or Rainier Beach your neighborhood? Then we want to hear from you. Come tell us what’s important to keep, what’s missing, and what needs attention. Together, let’s make these neighborhoods even better.

Be part of the conversation! There will be a series of community meetings to hear your suggestions on how to achieve your community’s vision. You will have the opportunity to help identify—and prioritize—goals and action steps for your neighborhood plan. The plan identifies actions that the community and the City should take to make your neighborhood a better place. You are the experts and your ideas will direct the work to update this important plan over the next year.

Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake…
…What’s Your Message?

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:00 a.m. – Noon: Community Meeting
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Open House

Broadview-Thomson K-8 School (Cafeteria)
13052 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle

Planning Outreach Liaisons and interpreters will be available for the following:

Español, Jesus Rodriguez
(425) 923-0904
Youth, Erica Bush (518) 779-9772
Seniors & People Living w/Disability
Pam Carter (206) 992-4851
Renters, David Kelley
(360) 286-9905

 

Rainier Beach…Make Your Voice Heard!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
9:00 a.m. – Noon: Community Meeting
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Open House 

South Shore K-8 School
4800 S. Henderson Street Seattle, WA 98118

Interpretation by Planning Outreach Liaisons will be available for the following:

Amharic: Ethiopia Alemneh 
(206) 234-6830
Laotian, Ratana Phoulaiat
(206) 331-8759
Afan Oromo, Issa Ulo
(206) 501-7880
Luqadda Soomaaliga, Nafiso Samatar (206) 778-9755 Ilokano / Tagalog, Sefie Cabiao
(206) 721-3935
Español, Jesus Rodriguez
(425) 923-0904
Hmong , Hua Thao (425) 345-7423

  

Can’t come to the meetings?Learn more, sign up for e-mail alerts, and fill out a survey at: www.seattle.gov/dpd/Neighborhood_Planning/. Don’t miss out on future meetings: notification will be by email. 

Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. To request information, interpretation, ADA accommodations, or to sign up for childcare (please notify us), contact:

Kerry Wade
(206) 733-9091
kerry.wade@seattle.gov

Today’s hours for Neighborhood Service Centers

Here is a list of Neighborhood Service Centers that serve as Payment and Information Service sites and today’s hours of operation due to weather conditions:

Lake City: Open – 9:00-5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Ballard: Open – 9:00-5:00
Open for lunch

University: Closed

Central: Open – 9:00-5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Southeast: Open – 9:00 – 5:00
Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Delridge: Open until 3:30 p.m.

West Seattle: Closed

Neighborhood Service Centers are open today

Below are the  Neighborhood Service Centers’ hours of operation for today, Monday, Nov. 22.  All centers are open, however, most NSCs will be closing for lunch with the exception of two locations.
Lake City:
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00

Ballard:
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00

University:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 2:00-3:00

Central:
9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Open for lunch

Southeast:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Open for lunch

West Seattle:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Closed  for lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

Delridge:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Closed for lunch 2:00-3:00 pm

Deputy Mayor Smith and Councilmember O’Brien tour Bitter Lake Urban Village

Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and City Councilmember Mike O’Brien joined local community members and stakeholders from the Broadview neighborhood in a walking tour of Linden and Aurora Aves between 130th & 145 to learn more about the challenges and ideas for neighborhood planning in the Bitter Lake Urban Village.   Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake, along with Rainier Beach,  is to be the focus of neighborhood update efforts this year.