Fall 2011 NMF Grants Focus on Emergency Preparedness

For any one planning to submit a proposal (or who has already submitted a proposal) for a Dept of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Grant for fall of 2011, the DON will only consider granting funds for Emergency Preparedness activities in conjunction with the SPD Office of Emergency Management. The full text of the DON press release follows:

 Neighborhood Matching Fund to focus on emergency preparedness for fall cycle
New Small and Simple Projects Fund focus and deadline to be announced  

July 15, 2011 (Seattle, WA) – The next cycle of the Small and Simple Projects Fund will have a single focus on
emergency preparedness this fall. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is partnering with the Office of
Emergency Management to offer this funding opportunity which invests city resources to help community
members connect, organize, and plan for emergency situations with their neighbors. The recent national and
international disasters are vivid reminders that all need to be prepared.

No applications outside of the new emergency preparedness focus will be accepted for the last cycle of the 2011
Small and Simple Projects Fund. The exception is for existing capital projects funded by the Neighborhood
Matching Fund (NMF) that are ready for their next phase of implementation; these projects will be invited to
apply by their NMF project manager.  

Once the new focus is finalized later this fall, information on project types, funding amounts, and the application
process will be available at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. The deadlines for the
2012 cycles of the Small and Simple Projects Fund will be announced in November.