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About Community Sparks

Everett is vibrant and diverse community and when we come together around a common goal, our community thrives! The Community Sparks program helps Everett residents foster a sense of community through small projects that will benefit the community and build connections among residents. Community Sparks funding is available to community groups for projects within Everett city limits. Up to $500 of eligible expenses for your project or event are reimbursable or can be funded with Community Sparks funds. All city funds must be matched with volunteer labor and/or monetary or in-kind donations. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to apply.

Ready to get started?

Applications are now open for 2019 projects! Funds are limited, and applications that meet the project criteria will be considered on a first-come basis and prioritized by level of community engagement. Applications will be reviewed bi-weekly, starting January 31, and selected by City of Everett staff. Applications submitted after Oct. 4 will be considered for 2020. All awarded projects must be complete by Dec. 6. View program eligibility and the guidelines below.

Apply online or download the application (PDF).

Program Eligibility

View the Community Sparks Guidelines (PDF) for more information, a full list of eligibility and project requirements and sample projects.

Who should apply?

  • Everett residents
  • Neighbors
  • Community groups
  • See Community Sparks Guidelines for more

Who is not eligible?

  • Individuals
  • Organizations
  • Non-Everett residents
  • See Community Sparks Guidelines for more

What are the project requirements?

  • Open to all members of the public
  • Foster community connections
  • Occur within Everett city limits
  • Demonstrate community match
  • See Community Sparks Guidelines for more information and examples