Neighborhoods can apply for more grants starting March 1
Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:37 a.m.
The City is putting the call out for more projects meant to ‘green’ and beautify Spokane’s neighborhoods. Starting March 1, the City’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) will begin accepting new applications for Greening Neighborhoods Grants.
A neighborhood can receive a maximum of three grants of up to $5,000 each. As with last year, grant projects must include a design that involves planting trees, shrubs, grasses and other native perennials through a neighborhood volunteering event. This year, ONS is encouraging neighborhoods to include more trees in their projects by creating a Competitive Grant Criteria that gives points to projects that:
Greening grants are part of the Forest Spokane Initiative, an effort to plant 10,000 new trees by 2016.
Volunteer events from last year’s round of Greening Neighborhoods Grants are also set to begin when planting season resumes (usually toward the end of March).