Have an idea for a small-scale project that will improve your neighborhood? Turn ideas into action this year by applying for a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Small and Simple Projects Fund. This fund, a subset of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, provides support for a broad array of neighborhood-initiated improvements as well as organizing or planning projects.
The Small and Simple Projects Fund is currently accepting applications for neighborhood improvement projects that cost $15,000 or less and can be completed within twelve months. Proposed projects must fall into one of eight broad categories for neighborhood improvement.
More detailed information on these categories, along with application forms and official guidelines, can be found on the Small and Simple Projects Fund website. The final application cycle for the 2009 Small and Simple Projects Fund will be in August with applications due Monday, August 31, at 5:00 pm.
Access the Neighborhood Matching Fund website to contact a staff person for advice and guidance in developing a project idea and preparing a competitive application, or to learn about two technical workshops for community groups interested in applying to the Fund, to be held on July 25th and August 3rd.