Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Pete von Reichbauer announced today that two community projects in the greater Enumclaw area will receive a financial boost from King County’s Community Service Area (CSA) program. The grants awarded to the projects are designed to support programs that allow unincorporated county residents to become more connected in their communities.
“I was glad to have had the chance to work with my colleagues on the council to increase this year’s grant funds by 50 percent in order to better support unincorporated communities,” Dunn said. “These grants help to create more active and vibrant communities.”
“I am proud to support grant opportunities that empower King County residents who live outside of cities” said King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer. “The good work of these organizations will have a tremendous impact in keeping our communities engaged and connected”.
Three projects in the Enumclaw area will receive a total of $4,300.
The Rainier Foothills Wellness Program will receive $1,000 for drug and alcohol PSAs aimed at teenagers.
“Thank you to Councilmember Dunn, Councilmember von Reichbauer, and the King County CSA Program for this award,” said Rene Popke, Executive Director of the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation. “The funds will go towards raising awareness about the dangers of alcohol and drug use while providing resources for community members across the Enumclaw Plateau.”
The Green Valley/Lake Holm Association will receive two grants, totaling $3,300, for adding reflective signs in rural areas and holding educational events for their community.
Grants are available through a competitive application process. The grants must be used to fund community projects that offer unincorporated area residents an opportunity to participate and be more connected in their communities. A total of $90,000 was awarded for projects in 2017.