Apply today for Tacoma Neighborhood Small Innovative Grant

The City of Tacoma is accepting applications for the Neighborhood Small Innovative Grant program.

The program provides matching funds to grassroots neighborhood groups within the eight Neighborhood Council areas that have identified citizen-led projects to improve their neighborhood. Grants may be used for a wide array of activities and projects, and neighborhood groups are encouraged to think in new ways about what will work in their communities and with whom they might partner. Funding for the Neighborhood Small Innovative Grant program comes from the City of Tacoma’s General Fund. Projects are not permitted to be used for improvements to private property nor result in personal gain. All projects must provide an overall neighborhood benefit and be completed within an 18-month period.

Applications are due Fri., May 1. Project selection by Neighborhood Councils will take place through Thurs., June 18, with applicants being notified by Tues., July 7. Applications are available online here.

Informational workshops will be held on Weds., April 8, between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Tacoma Police Department Sector 3 Substation, located at 1501 S. 72nd St., and Thurs., April 16, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the Tacoma Police Department Sector 4 Substation, located at 400 E. 56th St. RSVP’s to each workshop are appreciated and can be directed to Questions about the program can be directed to Carol Wolfe at or (253) 591-5384.

More information is available online here.