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Neighborhood Mini-Grants now available

March 28, 2012

For more information contact:

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

Renton, WA: As part of its efforts to foster strong and healthy neighborhoods, the City of Renton is now accepting applications for 2012 neighborhood mini-grants.

Mini-grants are available to neighborhood organizations and associations within the city of Renton that have applied for and received official recognition and are considered current through the city’s Neighborhood Program.

Mini-grants were introduced to the Neighborhood Program in 2011 as a means to better serve our residents. Mini-grants up to $1,000 are available for programs or projects when matched through sweat equity or neighborhood funds and must be completed in the year for which they are applied. The grant allows neighborhoods to take advantage of opportunities for projects such as a neighborhood cleanup, physical improvements, meeting space rental, supplies for IKEA Renton River Days parade, and/or educational workshops.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year while funds are available. Applications will be reviewed by a multi-departmental team and grants will be awarded based on the project’s merit. Grant projects must be completed by November 16, 2012.

A workshop will be held May 22, 2012, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Renton City Hall for those interested.

To RSVP for the workshop or for more information about the program, contact Neighborhood Program Coordinator Norma McQuiller at 425-430-6595 or nmcquiller@rentonwa.gov  or Neighborhood Program Assistant Wendy Kirchner at 425-430-6594 or wkirchner@rentonwa.gov.

Photos provide examples of completed mini-grants project—the “Screen on the Green” movie night at Thomas Teasdale Park by the Talbot Hill Neighborhood Association, and “Doggie Signs” at Tiffany Park.

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