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Executive announces 52 grants for community projects in unincorporated King County

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Movie and music nights, youth activities, tool libraries, food banks and neighborhood safety events are among the 52 community projects that will be funded through Community Service Area grants announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Expanding the capacity of food banks, fostering neighborhood associations, supporting youth groups and activities, maintaining popular movie and music nights, and installing safety signage are among 52 projects that will receive Community Engagement Grants through King County’s Community Service Area Program.

The grants were announced today by King County Executive Dow Constantine, who said that the funds will leverage local volunteer efforts by unincorporated area residents who make a difference where they live.

The grants for community enhancement range up to $3,000 each, with a required community match of at least one-fourth of the total project. Altogether, $90,000 has been awarded to projects throughout unincorporated King County.

The grants offer residents in the county’s seven Community Service Areas the ability to participate and be more connected in their unincorporated area communities. Grant-funded activities must be accessible to all residents regardless of race, income, or language spoken. Examples of the grant-funded projects include:

• Youth leadership projects in the Snoqualmie Valley.
• Neighborhood safety events in Four Creeks, Fairwood, and White Center.
• Community celebrations on Vashon Island.
• Renewed movie and music nights in Skyway and Upper Bear Creek.
• Trail signs leading to Fall City.
• Neighborhood reflective safety signs in Green Valley.
• Safety lighting in a Four Creeks neighborhood.

“My thanks to the Executive and the County Council for increasing the funding available this year to respond to the growing number of creative projects serving the residents of unincorporated King County,” said Alan Painter, manager of the Community Service Area Program.

A list of all the awardees and more information on the grant program and the Executive’s work to strengthen King County’s connection with unincorporated area residents can be found at kingcounty.gov/initiatives/community-service-areas.

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