Grant opportunities available in unincorporated areas of King County

  • Written by King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
King County Executive Dow Constantine recently announced grant opportunities to encourage residents of Community Service Areas to become more connected within their neighborhoods.

“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.

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