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Community Support Grants

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Generally, the pool for Community Support Grants is $10,000 per year. However, for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025, there will be $50,000 available for each year. The objective of the City of Mukilteo Community Support Grants is to support projects that improve the quality of life for Mukilteo Residents. Funding is awarded to groups who promote special events and other activities that enhance the general well-being of the community.

Eligible projects are defined broadly to encourage wide participation and innovative proposals.  The City of Mukilteo’s Executive Department administers this program on behalf of the City after projects have been approved by the Mukilteo City Council.  Please call 425.263.8018 or email execadmin@mukilteowa.gov for assistance.

2023 Community Grant Awards

  • Mukilteo Police Foundation: Coffee with a Cop, Chief for a Day, Cooking with Cops: $3,800
  • MukFest Pirates: $1,000
  • Mukilteo Community Garden:  $1,000
  • Mukilteo Seniors Association:  $1,800
  • Mukilteo Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund: $1,200
  • Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo: $1,200


We welcome applications from public, private, and non-profit entities with the demonstrated capacity to accomplish their proposed projects.  This includes but is not limited to registered non-profit agencies, volunteer groups, neighborhood groups, educational organizations, public agencies, and the Chamber of Commerce.  With limited exceptions, organizations must be based in Mukilteo.  Those organizations not based within City limits must demonstrate, to the City’s satisfaction, the benefits and necessity of the service provided to the community of Mukilteo.

Grant Process

City staff are available to provide assistance as applicants prepare their requests.  When the solicitation period closes, City staff will review applications for completeness and eligibility using the criteria described below. Qualifying applicants will be notified and will be invited to present their project to the Community Support Grants Committee, who will then evaluate the applications and make funding recommendations to the City Council.  The City Council makes the final decision on project approval and funding levels.  Staff will then consult with sponsors of approved projects to develop the scopes of work and final contract.  When the sponsors and the City sign the Agreements, staff will notify sponsors to proceed.  The project approval process requires two key steps:

  1. Council’s approval of the projects, and
  2. Execution of the Funding Agreement.

Project Criteria

Eligibility: Is the project presented eligible?  If not, can it be easily adjusted to qualify or are there individual eligible elements that could be funded?
Completion: Can the project be completed by December 31, 2024?
Community Benefit: Does the project meet the basic requirements for community benefit? (Community Benefit is defined as a project/program that promotes, publicizes, supports and/ or expands community well-being, education, or economic activity in Mukilteo, such as promoting a local issue, educating the community, providing activities for the community, or promoting business attraction, retention, and relocation to Mukilteo.
Application package: Is the application package complete?  Has the applicant answered all of the questions and supplied all of the necessary supporting documentation?

Evaluation Criteria

Applications that meet the project criteria threshold will then be evaluated and scored based on the criteria listed below.  The Community Support Grants Committee may recommend full, partial or no funding for each project.  Thus, the lowest ranked project could receive full funding while the highest ranked project could receive only a portion of its request.

All applicants must present their request to the Community Support Grants Committee to be considered for funding.

  • (5 Points) Project Budget: How will the requested funds be used for the overall project?  Is this an adequate use of City funds?
  • (5 Points) Community Benefit: Does this project positively impact the City of Mukilteo?
  • (5 Points) Outreach: How will the proposed project be promoted and how will other community marketing outlets be used?
  • (5 Points) Project Scope: Is the project plan clearly defined with a reasonable timeline?

Funding Agreement 

City staff will notify applicants that are awarded a grant.  Funding is not final until the Funding Agreement is signed.

Two copies of the Funding Agreement will be sent to each applicant along with the Project Summary Report and the Final Project Report/Request for Funds forms.  This Agreement must be signed and submitted along with all required insurance certificates.  The City will not process an Agreement that does not meet basic insurance requirements.

A fully executed contract will be returned to your organization after signed by the Mayor.  Within 30 days of the end of your project, you will be required to complete and return the Project Summary Report and the Final Budget Report/Request for Funds forms.

Additional Project/Application Requirements


Contract: Each project selected for funding will be required to enter into a contractual agreement with the City.  The contract will cover such areas as definition of the project goals, definition of eligible costs, specification of payment procedures, limits of City liability, and other usual and customary requirements.  Any expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contract are a risk the grantee takes upon themselves. The City of Mukilteo cannot be held liable for expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contract.

Reimbursement: Project proponents must understand that the City’s support for funded projects is provided on a reimbursement basis, i.e., no funds can be advanced in support of a project. Sponsors must first incur costs and then bill the City for reimbursement under contract guidelines.

Monitoring and Reporting: As a contractual condition, each funded project will be monitored for progress and consistency with original City staff who will be available for questions and assistance as needed throughout the process.  The sponsor will be required to submit a final report at the end of the project.  If you received a grant last year, you must have submitted all of your final reports to be considered this year.

Contact person: Each project proponent will designate a primary individual as the contact for the project.  During the life of a funded project, this individual will be the principal representative in dealings with the City.



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