Neighborhood Matching Fund workshops begin this week!

The Neighborhood Matching Fund, a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to the Large Projects Fund this July. The Large Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $100,000 to neighborhood organizations for community-building projects. Attendance at one of the three workshops offered is required in order to submit an application.

At the workshop attendees will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, learn about the new Large Projects Fund application process, and hear from other city departments and Seattle Public Schools about requirements. Neighbors, friends, and others interested in the funding program are invited to attend.

Interested applicants only have to attend one of the workshops to apply to the Large Projects Fund:

Thursday, April 19; 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Douglass Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way

Tuesday, April 24; 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N

Saturday, April 28; 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

To learn more visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/largeproject.htm. For additional information or to request an interpreter (one week prior to preferred workshop), applicants can contact Mercedes Tenuta at 206.233.0093 or email Mercedes.tenuta@seattle.gov. The deadline for the Large Projects Fund is July 16, 2012.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Its overall 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.