Community enhancement grants now available

From staff reports:

Community enhancement grants are small grants that range from $500 to $1,500 to be used toward smaller projects for groups and individuals in Federal Way.

The grants are now available, and the city will take applications until Feb. 13.

Applicants will be reviewed by the Human Services Commission at a Feb. 25 meeting, and a final decision will be made by the Federal Way City Council in March.

There is a total of $20,000 available for 2013, the third year the city has made these grants available.

2012 grant awardees included "funding scholarships for a youth summer music camp, a community cleanup day and an anti-bullying speaker for high school students." Habitat for Humanity and the Federal Way Symphony also took advantage of the grants last year, according to the city.

Along with those groups, the Adelaide Elementary Parent Teacher Association was awarded a $1,500 grant that enabled 48 students in grades K-5 to participate in a series of after-school science workshops with the Pacific Science Center. Students were able to participate in hands-on experiments in areas of science outside of their school curriculum.

Guidelines and application information are available at or by contacting Denise Catalano at (253) 835-2651 or


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