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Final workshop for Department of Neighborhoods Large Match Fund

If you’re planning on applying to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for a Large Projects Fund matching grant up to $100,000, the final workshop to learn more about the process is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S.

Large Projects Funds are used by community groups for major neighborhood projects such as new parks, P-patches, and renovating existing parks and playgrounds.

Led by Neighborhood Matching Fund project managers, participants will learn about the revised 2011 Large Project Fund guidelines, project proposal development, community match requirements, and coordination with other city departments. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is Monday, February 14.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) program supports projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in partnership with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Every award is matched by neighborhoods’ or communities’ resources of volunteer labor and donated materials, professional services, or cash. Since it was created 22 years ago, NMF has awarded nearly $47 million with a community match of more than $68 million. Projects have involved 85,000+ volunteers who have donated more than 566,000 work hours.

For more information (or to request an interpreter), email NMFund@seattle.gov or call 206-684-0464.

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