Citizens who want to implement street-related improvement and beautification projects in Tacomas neighborhoods may qualify for up to $5,000 in Innovative Grant funding from the Tacoma Economic Development Departments Neighborhood Council office.
The Innovative Grant program assists and supports organizations in developing and implementing small-scale, improvement projects in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods within the citys eight Neighborhood Council areas.
To quality for funding, projects must meet the minimum criteria, including:
– Focus on street-related improvements;
– Benefit low- to moderate-income neighborhoods;
– Do not exceed $5,000 ;
– Provide a 10-percent match in volunteer time, cash, material, self-help or other donations; and
– Occur within the Tacoma city limits.
Some project examples include street and sidewalk improvements such as lighting, signage, handicap barrier removals on streets and sidewalks; neighborhood beautification activities such as arts, signage and cleanups; park and playground development and improvements including renovations and handicap accessibility; and community facility improvements and rehabilitation.
Citizens may download applications online at www.cityoftacoma.org/innovativegrants, or pick up applications between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Neighborhood Council office, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Suite 1036 or City Clerks office, Suite 220. You must turn in completed applications by 5 p.m., March 19.
For more information, call Elton Gatewood, Neighborhood Council coordinator, at 591-5229 or e-mail at email@example.com.