Neighborhood Grant Program
Participation in the Neighborhood Grant Program is one of the benefits of being a Recognized Neighborhood. The Neighborhood Grant Program provides matching funds to help participating neighborhoods implement projects that will improve the viability and livability of their neighborhoods. To find out how your neighborhood can become eligible, see Building a Neighborhood Association. Since 1999, the City has awarded 214 neighborhood grants to 62 different neighborhoods.
The City Council has dedicated one dollar per capita each year for neighborhood projects. Upon receipt, grant projects are evaluated and selected based on a series of criteria including planning, neighborhood support, "sweat equity," need, final project maintenance, and benefit to the general public. The amount of matching grant funds allocated to a neighborhood is based on a project's merit.
The Neighborhood Grant Program offers three funding cycles:
2013 Grants and Deadlines
- Communication Grants – provide for development of communication materials to relay information about what is happening in the City and in your neighborhood. Applications will be available and accepted January 3 – February 8, 2013.
- Project Grants – encourage physical improvement projects which enhance a feature of the neighborhood and promote networking between residents and City government. Applications will be available January 21- March 8, 2013.
- Mini Grants are for projects under $1,000 and are intended for small neighborhood projects, programs, educational opportunities, and infrastructure support. Mini-grant s applications will be released (pending available funding) in mid-March 2013.
For further information please email or call the Neighborhood Program Coordinator, Norma McQuiller at 425.430.6595, or the Neighborhood Program Assistant, Wendy Kirchner at 425.430.6594.