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Richmond Beach Community Association Asking Shoreline Council For $5,000 Grant

Neighborhood mini-grant would fund Halloween community carnival in October and help fund neighborhood entrance sign replacement

The Richmond Beach Community Association has requested a $5,000 Neighborhood Mini-Grant from the city of Shoreline that is expected to be approved by the Shoreline City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting.

The $5,000 in Neighborhood Mini-Grant funds include $4,000 for a community carnival at Syre Elementary in the final weekend of October 2012 and $1,000 toward the cost of the neighborhood entrance sign replacement at the intersection of 8th Avenue NW and Richmond Beach Road.

The Richmond Beach Community Association has been given a grant by the city the since 2002 to help fund the Halloween Carnival.

 The sign meets the Neighborhood Mini-Grant guidelines by allowing Richmond Beach Neighborhood Association to disseminate information and increase awareness of the goals and mission of the neighborhood association, according to city documents.

City Council authorized $20,000 in the 2012 budget to fund Neighborhood Mini-Grants. Three 2012 Neighborhood Mini-Grants have already been approved. The remaining Neighborhood Mini-Grant budget is $13,115..

The Neighborhood Mini-Grant program provides grants of up to $5,000 to each of the actively organized, qualifying neighborhood associations in the City of Shoreline on a first come, first served basis. Neighborhood Associations are required to provide a dollar for dollar match to Neighborhood Mini-Grant funds. A match may be generated from co-sponsoring groups, businesses, organizations, schools, media, in-kind donations and/or "sweat equity.”

Neighborhood Mini-Grant project categories include the following: Projects that create or enhance a tangible improvement in the neighborhood; Projects that disseminate information and increase awareness of the goals and mission of the neighborhood association to the neighborhood community; Projects that directly benefit a public agency or organization and its immediate neighborhood, and that require the active involvement of both the public agency and members of the neighborhood in planning and carrying out the program.

Source: City of Shoreline.

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