Four Creeks receives Community Service Area grants from county

April 1, 2014

By Staff

The Four Creeks area was one of 27 localities to receive a Community Engagement Grant through the King County Community Service Area program March 13.

The grants for community enhancement range up to $5,000 each, with a required community match of at least one-fourth of the total project. Altogether, $63,000 will fund 27 projects throughout unincorporated King County.

Four Creeks neighborhood is located just south of Issaquah.

The Four Creeks Area Council was awarded $2,000 to go toward putting on a National Night out event. National Night Out promotes community involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

“Four Creeks is pleased to be helping local neighborhoods promote Blockwatch and Community Safety in partnership with King County and the Sheriff’s office,” said Peter H. Eberle, president of the Four Creeks UAC. “We are looking forward to working with new community groups this year after having helped to build a successful annual NNO event in the Maple Hills community.”

The grants were announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine, who said the funds are aimed at leveraging the passion and commitment of unincorporated area residents who are making a difference in their communities.

The grants offer residents in the county’s seven Community Service Areas a chance to participate and be more connected in their unincorporated area communities. Activities must be accessible to all residents regardless of race, income or language spoken.

Learn more about the county’s grant program at http://1.usa.gov/1dh27DX.

 

 

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