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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