Proposal letter is required first step to apply for funding
Proposal Letters for the Parks and Green Spaces Levy are due on Monday, June 11 by 4 p.m. The simple Proposal Letter can be filled out on line and is the required first step in the Opportunity Fund process. The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $15 million in funding for community initiated park development or property acquisition projects. The official application packet is due in September.
Seattle Parks will hold application workshops over the summer to assist in filling out the application packet. In the first round, $7 million was allocated to projects throughout Seattle. Rainier Beach Urban Farm, Bitter Lake Park Enhancement, Lewis Park Reforestation and an acquisition of a site at 19th and Madison are among the fifteen projects that received funding in the first round. There is up to $8 million for distribution in this second round.
If you would like assistance in submitting a Proposal Letter, please contact one of the project planners listed below.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008. The $146 million Levy provides acquisition funding for new neighborhood parks and green spaces and development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities.
For additional information about the process, please visit the Opportunity Fund website at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/levy/opportunity.htm or contact Seattle Parks and Recreation Planners: Susanne Rockwell at 206-684-0902 or email@example.com, or Emily Lofstedt at 206-684-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.