Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert has announced that six organizations in her district have received 2013 Community Service Area grants from King County.
The grants are awarded to projects throughout unincorporated King County that "… offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more connected in their communities."
"These organizations do an amazing job connecting with citizens and sponsoring programs in their communities," said Councilmember Lambert. "I know the funds received will be well used."
The grants require a community match of at least one-fourth of the total project and cannot total more than $5000 to any one organization. The grants in District 3 are as follows:
• Sammamish Valley Alliance: $500 for printing of the Sammamish Valley Guide, a brochure that supports the Sammamish Valley Agricultural Production District
• Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps: $4,000 to fund street address signs for rural homeowners with unmarked access points.
• Fall City Community Association: $3,600 for trimming, health evaluation and repair of the ornamental flowering cherry trees in Fall City and teaching sessions to train local residents how to properly trim them, and $920 for rental of portable sanitary toilets to accommodate the many hikers, bikers, riders and river users who travel through Fall City.
• Sno-Valley Indoor Playground: $1,000 for the acquisition of age appropriate toys for children aged birth – five.
• SnoValley Tilth: $3,500 to support the Snoqualmie Valley Farm Tour.
• Transition Snoqualmie Valley: $3,900 to support the Fall City Learning Garden and Pea Patch on the grounds of the Fall City Masonic Lodge.
"The County Council is the local government in the unincorporated areas of King County," said Lambert, "and I am pleased that we are able to support our citizens in such a positive and practical way that will improve their daily lives."
There will be additional grants available next year. Organizations in the unincorporated areas of King County are encouraged to plan ahead to apply.
Applications will be available in late fall.