Neighborhood Program

Contact Information
Neighborhood Program
Renton, WA 98057
425-430-6595

The Neighborhood Program strives to enhance collaborative relationships between neighborhood organizations and the City of Renton, and serves as a platform for building successful neighborhoods through neighborhood grant opportunities, neighborhood workshops, and community conversation events. 

Utilizing the Neighborhood Program, the City of Renton provides resources and opportunities to assist neighborhoods in creating vibrant, healthy, and connected communities. 

Neighborhood Program Benefits

The City of Renton Neighborhood Program provides services to over 90 recognized neighborhoods. As part of the Neighborhood Program, neighborhoods receive:

  • A one-time city sponsored neighborhood event
  • A liaison to connect with regarding city services and important information
  • Access to neighborhood grant funding opportunities
  • Workshops and training pertaining to neighborhood planning and development

In 2017, the Neighborhood Program funded over $100,000 in neighborhood grant funding, and assisted with over 30 neighborhood events. 

How to Join the Neighborhood Program?

In order for your neighborhood to join the Neighborhood Program, your neighborhood must first complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Neighborhood Program Application. You can download the application by clicking here. 
  2. Submit a copy of your neighborhood organization's bylaws. Neighborhood bylaws serve as a road-map for your neighborhood organization actions. They are a form of agreement between the organization and its members. Bylaws may vary depending on the neighborhood, but consider them the manual for how your neighborhood organization conducts business. For more information on neighborhood bylaws click here. 
  3. Submit a copy of neighborhood organizations boundaries. Neighborhood boundaries should be based on the geographic area your neighborhood feels comfortable managing. If you are apart of a homeowners association, these boundaries may already be established. 

If you are unable to produce any of the documentation, or are wanting to start a new neighborhood organization, please contact the Neighborhood Program Coordinator at 425-430-6595 or neighborhoodprogram@rentonwa.gov

Neighborhood Grant Opportunities

The Neighborhood Program provides matching grant funds to help participating neighborhoods implement projects that improve the viability and livability of their neighborhood community.

Each year the Neighborhood Program awards over $70,000 in grant dollars for qualifying events and projects.

To be eligible to receive funding your neighborhood must:

  1. Be registered with the Neighborhood Program
  2. Have submitted an updated copy of your neighborhood bylaws, boundary, and leadership contact information
  3. Be in good standing with the Neighborhood Program 

The Neighborhood Grant Program offers four funding opportunities each year. Click here for more information on how you can apply to learn more!

Join us on Nextdoor!

Nextdoor is a free, private social network for you and your neighbors. It is an easy way to stay connected within neighborhoods:

  • Alert your neighborhood about a break-in or suspicious activity
  • Organize a neighborhood meeting or social gathering
  • Find a trustworthy babysitter or handyman
  • Ask for help looking for a lost pet
  • Ask neighbors to borrow yard equipment or tools
  • Find out about upcoming events
  • Learn more about whats going on in your community

There are over 11,000 Nextdoor users within the City of Renton who are building stronger, safer, happier neighborhoods through positive communication. The Neighborhood Program uses Nextdoor to share program highlights, events, and information that may be of interest to you and your neighborhood.

Click here to join Nextdoor Today! 

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