Applications for Neighborhood Innovative Grant Program Due December 15

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For its 5-year anniversary celebration, Spaceworks Tacoma hosted High Five! a community festival at People’s Park. Partial funding was provided by the City of Tacoma through the Neighborhood Innovative Grants program. Photo by Kris Crews.

Through the City of Tacoma’s 2017 Neighborhood Innovative Grant Program, community groups within Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Council districts can apply – now through December 15 – for grant funding supporting neighborhood improvement activities or projects.

Upcoming Informational Meeting:

November 9, 2017
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Tacoma Police Department Sector 4 Substation (400 E. 56th St.)

Please RSVP to or (253) 591-5208.

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Most grants requested and approved are in the range of $500 to $8,000. Each Neighborhood Council will select the projects to be funded within their respective Neighborhood Council district, limited to available funds in each Neighborhood Council.

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“If you have an innovative idea to engage with your community and improve your neighborhood, we invite you to apply for a small grant to make it happen,” said Program Manager Shari Hart. “Over the years, we have funded hundreds of impactful projects through this program.”

More information is available at or by attending an informational workshop November 9, 4:30 – 5:30 PM, at the Tacoma Police Department Sector 4 Substation (400 E. 56th St.). RSVP’s to each workshop are appreciated and can be directed, along with any program-related questions, to or (253) 591-5208.

About the Neighborhood Council Program

In 1992, the City Council established Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Councils to advise Council Members on issues of local importance and to seek consensus among residents on specific plans of action. The Neighborhood Councils also undertake a wide range of neighborhood improvements in collaboration with staff from the City of Tacoma and other agencies.

Each Neighborhood Council serves as an independent, non-profit community organization to promote community-based efforts for neighborhood improvement.

Any resident, business owner, employee, property owner or member of an existing neighborhood group within a Neighborhood Council district can join a Neighborhood Council. Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Council districts are Central Tacoma, the Eastside, New Tacoma, the North End, Northeast Tacoma, South Tacoma, the South End, and the West End.

Learn more and apply at