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.
- 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.
- 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