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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. Community Sparks funding is available to community groups for projects that build stronger connections within Everett city limits. Up to $500 of eligible expenses for your project or event are reimbursable with Community Sparks funds and 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?

Applying for Community Sparks funds is simple and applications for 2017 are now open! 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 and selected by City of Everett staff. Applications submitted after Oct. 2 will not be considered for 2017. All awarded projects must be complete by Dec. 9. View program eligibility and the 2017 guidelines below.

Apply online or download the 2017 application.

Program Eligibility

View the 2017 Community Sparks Guidelines for more information, a full list of eligibility and project requirements and sample projects.

Who should apply?

  • Everett residents
  • Neighbors
  • Community groups
  • See 2017 Guidelines for more

Who is not eligible?

  • Individuals
  • Organizations
  • Non-Everett residents
  • See 2017 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 2017 Guidelines for more information and examples