Tacoma's Neighborhood Councils
In 1992, the City Council established Tacoma's eight Neighborhood Councils to advise them on issues of local importance and to seek consensus among residents on specific plans of action. The Neighborhood Councils also undertake a wide range of neighborhood improvements in collaboration with staff from the City of Tacoma and other agencies. View a copy of the Tacoma Municipal Code related to the Neighborhood Council Program.
Each Neighborhood Council serves as an independent, non-profit citizen organization to promote citizen-based efforts for neighborhood improvement.
Any resident, business owner, employee, property owner or member of an existing neighborhood group within a Neighborhood Council area can join a Neighborhood Council. Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Council boundaries – in Northeast Tacoma, New Tacoma, the North End, the West End, Central Tacoma, South Tacoma, the Eastside and the South End. View a copy of the Standards and Guidelines document for the Neighborhood Council Program.
Neighborhood Small Innovative Grant Program
Through the City of Tacoma’s 2017 Neighborhood Small Innovative Grant Program, community groups within Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Council district can apply – now through March 1 – for grant funding supporting neighborhood improvement activities or projects.
Most grants requested and approved are in the range of $1,000 to $8,000. Each Neighborhood Council will select the projects to be funded within their respective Neighborhood Council district, not to exceed $36,000 total for each Neighborhood Council.
Community groups must have non-profit status or partner with an organization with non-profit status. They must also be open, inclusive, and actively engage diverse community members in the Neighborhood Council district where the activity or project will take place.
More information is available below and you are encouraged to attend an informational workshop February 8, from 6 - 7 PM at the Tacoma Police Department Sector 4 Substation (400 E. 56th St.) or February 16, from 4:30 - 5:30 PM at the Tacoma Police Department Sector 3 Substation (1501 S. 72nd St.). RSVP’s to each workshop are appreciated and can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the program can be directed to Shari Hart at email@example.com or (253) 591-5208.
2017 Innovative Grant Guidelines
2017 Innovative Grant Tip Sheet
2017 Innovative Grant Application