Good to see those of you who attended last night’s meeting!
If you missed it, one of the discussion items was the various matching fund grants that are available. If you are interested in applying for a TECHNOLOGY Matching Fund (TMF) grant (up to $20,000), the deadline for is April 3rd, but you should attend one of two workshops offered this week. There is a workshop tomorrow in Wallingford, and another here in West Seattle:
West Seattle: Saturday, March 3
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, 98106
10:30 AM – Noon
We also discussed NEIGHBORHOOD Matching Fund (NMF) grants. They offer 3 types of NMF grants: Small Sparks (up to $1000), Small and Simple (up to $20,000), and Large Projects (up to $100,000). Small Sparks grants can be applied for at any time. The application deadline for Small and Simple grants is coming up fast; it’s on March 12th. Large Project fund grant applications are due in mid-July…with mandatory workshops during the month of April.
If you have ideas that could help your Blockwatch group or neighborhood, you should consider applying for a grant! Some neighborhoods have received funds for Night Out gatherings or other community-building events. Last year, there was a strong emphasis to promote helping neighborhoods focus on emergency preparedness. More details are on the websites linked above.