Neighborhood Program

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Drey Hicks
Neighborhood Program
Renton, WA 98057
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Sign-up Today for the 2019 Neighborhood Grant Workshop!

The Neighborhood Program provides matching grant funds to help participating neighborhoods implement projects and events that empower neighborhood communities. 

Each year the Neighborhood Program awards over $70,000 in grant dollars for qualifying events and projects. Neighborhoods can utilize grant funds to do any of the following:

  • Organize a neighborhood celebration or block party event 
  • Forming a small or large neighborhood volunteer or beautification project
  • Design a neighborhood newsletter or website
  • Construct or repair neighborhood amenities (BBQ, picnic tables, playground equipment)
  • Organize a community clean-up or spring cleaning event

Register Today

2019 Grant Applications are Available Now!

The 2019 Neighborhood Project Grant and Communication & Design Grant Applications are available now. To learn how to apply, please download the instructions and applications below.

If this is your first time applying, please register for the Neighborhood Grant Workshop to discover how to best apply for this year’s neighborhood grant funds!

2019 Neighborhood Communications & Design Grant Instructions and Application

2019 Neighborhood Project Grant Instructions and Application

    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 and submit it to neighborhoodprogram@rentonwa.gov
    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. Please review the neighborhood bylaws template if your neighborhood does not have bylaws currently in place.
    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 within your HOA bylaws and CC&Rs.

     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:

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

    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 what is going on in your community

     There are over 11,000 Nextdoor residents who use Nextdoor to build stronger more well connected neighborhoods through positive community conversations. The Neighborhood Program uses Nextdoor to share program highlights, events, and information that may be of interest to you and your neighborhood.

    Signup today at Nextdoor.com to meet your neighbors! 

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