Have an Idea for Community that Needs Funding?

Matching Fund Grant Opportunities Available

NEWS RELEASE
FROM SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lois Maag, Communications, 206.615.0950; lois.maag@seattle.gov
Sam Read, Communications, 206.727.8808; sam.read@seattle.gov

Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund announces funding programs for 2019

SEATTLE (January 17, 2019) – Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces the 2019 funding opportunities for community-initiated projects. Its two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund – support grassroots projects that build stronger neighborhoods and communities such as park improvements, public art, cultural festivals, community organizing, and much more.

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Community Outreach for Design Review

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Has New Site to Track Development

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods would like to let you know about a new way for neighbors to learn about and weigh-in on new development in your neighborhood. The Early Community Outreach for Design Review program came into effect on July 1st, 2018 and requires developers to notify residents and businesses of new multi-family, mixed-use or commercial projects in your neighborhoods and elicit community input early in the design and permitting process.

How does this new process affect me and my neighbors?

Developers are now required to reach out to nearby neighbors, community organizations, and small businesses of new projects by at least one printed, one digital and one in-person outreach method. This gives you an opportunity to learn about new developments and give input very early on in the process. You can learn more about these new requirements by reviewing the Early Outreach for Design Review website. Continue reading “Community Outreach for Design Review”