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.

Eat, Shop, Play and Buy Local on MLK

The FREE 2011 MLK Business Association
Business District Tour Schedule is here:

June 11th @ Othello 10:30 -12:00
July 30th @ Graham 10:30 -12:00
August 13th @ Othello 10:30 -12:00
September 17th @ Graham 10:30 -12:00

Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of 98118.  Support locally owned, independent businesses to maintain our unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build community economic strength, and help retain community-based businesses.

The tour guide will give some history of the area and help connect us to the diversity of products and services available along MLK. We will visit several shops and listen to amazing stories from entrepreneurs who recently arrived in the US . We will get to know our neighbors better as we walk through the district sampling treats and discovering the multitude of offerings found around MLK. It will be like vacationing abroad without the hassle of having to update your passport.

Sign-up for 1 or all 4 tours by calling Sarah Valenta @ 206-760-4213 or emailing @ sarah@homesightwa.org or visit http://www.facebook.com/MLKintheValley

 

 

 

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

Council approves neighborhood planning update legislation

On Monday, October 4, the Seattle City Council passed resolutions recognizing the work of over 1,600 community members who worked with the City to update their neighborhood plans in the North Rainier (Res. 31247), Othello (Res. 31246), and North Beacon Hill (Res. 31245) neighborhoods. These documents include updated goals, policies and strategies for each neighborhood along with an action plan prioritizing projects for implementation.   Click here to read the press release.

Neighborhood Plan Update Action Teams kick-off

In 2009 over 1,500 people helped plan the future of their neighborhoods in North Beacon, North Rainier and Othello.

Now it’s time to get things done. Come help prioritize next steps and sign up for project action teams.

Plans:  North Rainier and Othello
Date:  May 18
Time:  6:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Location:  Filipino Community Center
Address: 5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

The meeting venues are accessible. Child care and light refreshments will be provided.

Haven’t been involved yet? Come early at 5:00pm for a special orientation.

Can’t come to the meeting?  We still want to hear from you. Participate online at www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Neighborhood_Planning/

On the website, you can

  • Check out the Plan Updates
  • Get the meeting agenda
  • Take the Neighborhood Plan Prioritization Survey and tell us what strategies should be used first to accomplish your neighborhood plan goals

For additional information on how you can get involved, contact Sebhat Tenna at Sebhat.tenna@seattle.gov or 206-733-9977.