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King County Grant funds projects designed for Safer Neighborhoods

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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.

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Two projects focused on making Issaquah-area neighborhoods safer will receive a funding boost from Community Service Area grants announced by Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn.

“Everyone wins when communities are thriving,” Dunn said. “These Community Service Area Grants partner with local organizations to fund projects focused on safety, education, and providing opportunities for area residents to grow closer and together.”

The Mirrormont Community Association will receive $1,000 to fund reflective street signs for homeowners with unmarked driveways. Adding street signs increases visibility for fire agencies to locate a home during an emergency.

“Thank you for helping us take a step toward making our Mirrormont community safer. Your $1000 Community Service Area Grant will provide 73 of our 597 homes with double-sided reflective street address signs so that emergency personnel and others can expeditiously find our homes,” said Linda Shepherd, President of the Mirrormont Community Association. “Currently, long stretches of road do not have visible street address signs at the foot of each driveway. We hope that these 73 ’seed signs’ will inspire other homeowners to update their street numbers.”
$1,000 wil go to the Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council for their annual National Night Out event focused on engaging community residents on are safety issues.

“We are pleased to receive this grant in support of our work to bring National Night Out and safety promoting events to our community,” said Pete Eberle, President of the Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council.

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 $60,000 was awarded for projects in 2016.

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 visit www.kingcounty.gov/exec/community-service-areas.aspx
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