“These one-time grants are aimed at helping enhance communication, improve neighborhoods and bring new amenities to the residents of unincorporated King County,” said Constantine.
A total of $60,000 is available through the King County Community Service Areas Program for projects in 2012, with one-time project grants of less than $5,000.
Examples of projects that can be proposed are:
• Newsletters that inform residents about important issues affecting the community;
• Events such as concerts, festivals, and educational and safety events;
•Neighborhood improvement projects such as tree planting, graffiti removal and clean-up;
• Community-led planning or training; and
• Signage for a neighborhood or community.
Proposals should demonstrate how activities would be accessible to all unincorporated King County residents regardless of race, income, or language spoken. A minimum match of 25 percent of the total project cost is required.
Applicants are encouraged to contribute a match in the form of cash or in-kind services and include resources from project partners and contributors.
Priority for funding will be given to locally-based community-led organizations in the unincorporated Community Service Areas that encourage collaborations and partnerships in unincorporated King County.