Northwest NEWS

January 4, 1999

Local News

Applications being accepted for Small Grants Program

   Individuals and organizations sponsoring youth programs are invited to apply for small grants through the office of Metropolitan King County Councilwoman Maggi Fimia.

   A total of $30,000 in grant money is available to encourage youth-focused projects in County Council District 1, which includes Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Shoreline, and areas of North Seattle. All applications are due Jan. 15, 1999.

   "Once again, I am setting aside funds to be used for grassroots youth projects," said Fimia. "In the past, these projects have been extremely successful. I anticipate we will receive many high quality applications again this year."

   The proposals will be judged on how well they meet the following criteria:

   The maximum grant will be for $2,499, and it must be spent by the end of 1999. Those receiving grants must submit a short report at the end of the project. The application process is easy, and should be no longer then two pages.

   For more information on applying, contact Fimia's office at 206-296-1001, or direct e-mail inquiries to: maggi.fimia@metrokc.gov.