“These grants help to create more active and vibrant communities”
StoryKing County Community Service Area grants for District 9 were announced today by Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn. Community organizations in May Valley, Tiger Mountain, and Four Creeks received $8,850 in grant awards.
“These grants help to create more active and vibrant communities,” Dunn said. “I was glad to have had the chance to work with my colleagues on the council during the last budget cycle to increase the grant awards in order to create more opportunity for unincorporated community engagement.”
$3,400 was awarded to the Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council for three projects, a National Night Out event, environmental improvements and habitat surveying around May Creek, and emergency preparedness.
Another National Night Out event for the Maple Hills community, hosted by the Maple Hills Maintenance Company, was awarded $1,750. National Night Out events help neighborhoods build relationships with law enforcement and service providers and encourage community building.
The Mirrormont Community Association received $3,700for two projects focused on first aid training beautifying the neighborhood’s shared entrance, and increasing community communication.
“The Mirrormont Community Association consists of volunteers dedicated to making our community an even better place to live,” said Linda Shepherd, Mirrormont Community Association President. “We are grateful for the King County CSA grants that will give us the opportunity to enhance our front entrance and reader-board kiosks to inform more residents about community activities and to help us host CPR and First Aid classes, enabling people to help themselves and their neighbors in case of an emergency or natural disaster.”
The King County Community Service Areas (CSA) offer expanded ways for the County to engage with the over 252,000 county residents who live outside city boundaries. There are more than 72,000 residents of Council District 9 living in CSAs.
The grant programs within the CSA’s are available through a competitive application process. The grants must be used to fund community projects that offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more connected in their communities. A total of $90,000 will be reimbursed for projects in 2018.
If you live in an unincorporated community and are interested in learning more about the CSA program and how to apply for future grant opportunities please contact Councilmember Dunn’s office at Reagan.Dunn@kingcounty.gov or visit www.kingcounty.gov/exec/community-service-areas.aspx