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 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 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 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.

Next 50 Film Project seeks Seattle neighborhood stories

Seattle’s neighborhoods are rich with stories. A Story Runs Through It is a celebration of Seattle’s diverse communities through video storytelling. Residents are invited to submit short videos that tell a tale from their own neighborhoods and communities. This Next Fifty project aims to capture Seattle’s stories, engage and train communities in the art of filmmaking and build connections between neighborhoods. The submission deadline is Aug. 31. A free filmmaking workshop will take place 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 14 at Seattle Center. Register for the workshop and get more information about The Next Fifty Film Project here or watch a project video.

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

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

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

9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Open for lunch

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

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

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 or 206-733-9977.