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Securing historic buildings from vandals and theft

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Historic Preservation Program understands the need to secure buildings from vandals and theft during the current State of Emergency. We recognize the impact this may have on communities in the interim and suggest employing only the measures that are absolutely necessary. Use the following… [ Keep reading ]

People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) will be paused for 2020

All of us have experienced quite a bit of change over these past weeks of COVID-19 as we navigate this rapidly developing crisis – for the City and our residents. Our job, as the City, is to take care of our community. In response to COVID-19, all City departments, including… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Leads Coalition of 40 Bipartisan Mayors Calling on Census Bureau to Extend Census Response Deadline Due to Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today sent a letter to the United States Census Bureau requesting that the Bureau extend the 2020 Census deadline from August 14, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The letter to the Census Bureau was co-led by Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, Mayor Lori… [ Keep reading ]

Get Connected to our Weekly COVID-19 Community Webinars

Updated April 6, 2020 Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting weekly webinars every Friday from 2:30-4:00pm to connect community to information regarding COVID-19. Each week will cover different topics. Upcoming Webinar COVID-19 Community WebinarApril 10 | 2:30 – 4:00pm Check back for agenda information and final link. Previous Webinars April 3,… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Neighborhood Matching Fund at upcoming workshops

Do you have a community project idea, but need support to help make it happen? Join us at one of our upcoming Neighborhood Matching Fund workshops to learn how to get funding for your project. Each workshop will provide an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a… [ Keep reading ]

New Seattle Department of Neighborhoods programs coming to you in 2020

Last month, Mayor Durkan signed the 2020 City Budget adopted earlier by Seattle City Council. This budget includes exciting new programs for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and continues to lay the groundwork to further improve our efforts to support and coordinate city outreach and engagement. DON will play an expanded… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2020

Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its 2020 funding programs. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger neighborhoods and communities. Examples of projects include park improvements, public art, cultural festivals, community organizing, and much… [ Keep reading ]

The results are in for Your Voice, Your Choice

More than 6,500 voted; 22 community projects selected More than 6,500 community members voted for their favorite park and street projects and the 22 projects have been selected. It’s all part of the City’s Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets, a participatory budgeting program in which community members democratically… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle awards $471,337 in matching funds for 20 community-initiated projects

Congratulations to 20 community organizations awarded grants from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund. These funds will go toward projects created and implemented by Seattle groups and organizations. The grants range from $13,950 to $25,000, and organizations have pledged a total of $789,312 to match their awards through local… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is recruiting for a Community Engagement and Leadership Development Lead

Have you been looking for a way to use your community engagement and leadership development skills, and your program delivery expertise, to strengthen underrepresented community member’s individual and collective power and support greater participation and access to government and budgeting processes? If so, we’ve got the job for you! We… [ Keep reading ]