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March 2, 2011

For more information contact:

Norma McQuiller, Neighborhood Program Coordinator 425-430-6595
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

Neighborhood Project Matching Grants Now Available

Renton, WA: As part of its efforts to foster strong and healthy neighborhoods, the City of Renton announces the Neighborhood Project Grant Program for 2011. Matching grants are available to groups of residents who have organized themselves to plan and implement projects for their neighborhoods. The grants stimulate community projects that help build stronger neighborhoods and strengthen partnerships between the city and its neighborhoods.

Eligible organizations include organized neighborhood associations that draw membership from commonly recognized geographic neighborhoods in Renton, or ad hoc groups of neighbors who form an organization to work on a specific project.

Eligible projects include physical improvements that build or enhance a feature of the neighborhood or benefit the general public. Projects to produce and distribute newsletters and create websites are also eligible for neighborhood grants.

The typical grant is $3,000 to $5,000 per project, with the actual amount based on a project’s merit as determined by the Renton City Council based on the recommendation of a staff-level interdepartmental team.

Grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011. Awards will be announced in early May 2011. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Neighborhood Program Coordinator Norma McQuiller at 425-430-6595 or or Neighborhood Program Assistant Wendy Kirchner at 425-430-6594 or