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First Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop for Large Project Fund applicants is tonight!

The first of three Neighborhood Matching Fund workshops for those preparing to apply to the Large Projects Fund will be held tonight at 5:45 at the Douglass Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way.  Attendance at one of the three workshops is mandatory in order to apply to the fund whose deadline is in July. The Large Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $100,000 to neighborhood organizations for community-building projects. 

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.

The other two workshops will be held:

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 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 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.