City offers to fund Night Out block parties

Want the city to pay for your summer block party? The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods offering to fund Seattle Night Out for neighborhoods. They’re taking applications until Monday, July 8, but you have to register to apply by July 1. Seattle Night Out is on August 6, and it’s a national crime prevention event designed to heighten awareness and bring neighbors together.

The funding will come from the Small Sparks Fund, which provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement, according to the Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods. They say that groups can request up to $1,000 to help fund the Night Out planning and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, youth concerts, bike parades, neighborhood cleanups and entertainment.

To read about the guidelines and to apply, click here. Again, the applications are open until July 8, but you have to register to apply by July 1 to be eligible.

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