Neighborhood Mini Grant Program

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    Goal of the Neighborhood Mini Grant Program
    Our goal is to provide city-recognized neighborhood associations an additional resource to carry out projects to support their efforts.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • An applicant must be a City Council recognized neighborhood association.
    • Past grant recipients must be current with all reporting requirements of previous grants in order to apply for new funding.
    • Grant approval is made by the Office of Neighborhood Services on a rolling basis. A neighborhood association can receive only 1 grant per calendar year. Applicants will be notified within 2 working days on the status of their request.
    • Applicants may be contacted during review process for additional information and/or potential partnership opportunities.
    • Maximum grant amount is $250. Funds will be provided in the form of reimbursement of expenses incurred.

    Examples of Neighborhood Projects

    • Communications: designing websites, email lists and forums, newsletter mailing to all households, etc.
    • Outreach mobilizations: door-to-door canvassing, signage, etc.
    • Projects that build relationships between neighborhoods and local organizations such as schools, PTAs, churches, non-profits and businesses
    • Community-building activities: street tree plantings, neighborhood cleanups, etc.
    • Crime prevention activities: National Night Out, foot patrols, block watches, etc.
    • Community design projects such as planning for playgrounds, intersection repairs, and community gardens.
    • Neighborhood or culturally specific fairs and/or festivals.
    • Special one-time events and projects such as publishing community story books, block parties, neighborhood forums, etc.

    Ineligible Projects

    • Costs incurred preparing application
    • Direct social services such as food baskets, health clinic services, etc.
    • Direct grants, scholarships or loans for the benefit of specific individuals.
    • Loans or debt retirement.
    • Annual appeals and general fund drives.
    • Emergency funding.
    • Capital projects
    • GIft cards

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