Neighborhood Matching Grant Program Criteria
To determine a project's worthiness for funding, the City of Kent Grant Review Team assesses grant applications for a variety of essential aspects. A Neighborhood Grant is to accomplish, at least in part, the following goals:
- Facilitate residential networking, which brings neighbors together and encourages communication.
- Create a physical improvement that encompasses and benefits a larger area of a neighborhood in the community.
- Enable projects that highlight at least one of the Kent City Council's Strategic Goals, such as: creating connections for people and places, creating neighborhood urban centers, and fostering inclusiveness.
Physical improvement projects within a neighborhood should:
- Build or enhance a feature of the neighborhood.
- Benefit the general public.
- Be within the City's legal authority to approve.
The following criteria are used to evaluate physical projects:
- Visibility and benefit to the public.
- Neighborhood participation in all phases of project.
- Fulfillment of Matching Grant contribution.
- Maintenance after completion by neighborhood volunteers (if applicable).
- Scope, type and need of project.
- Physical improvements that benefit a larger area of a community.
More information on specific project requirements, as well specifics on what can and cannot be funded by the City, can be found in the Grant Information Packet.
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