Neighborhood Grants are awarded by the Council Neighborhoods Committee (CNC) each year in June and new applications are available on the website in March. The Neighborhood Grant Program was established to maintain and improve neighborhoods by supporting activities that bring neighbors together and encourage participation. The grants provide financial support to groups trying to form new neighborhood associations. For existing associations, the grants provide a stable source of funding for ongoing neighborhood events that promote a sense of community and opportunities to know your neighbors.
The maximum grant award is $6.00 per household within the neighborhood, up to a maximum of $2,000 per neighborhood, with a $100 bonus available for first-time neighborhood grant applicants. Grant funds are paid as reimbursements for eligible grant activities when receipts are submitted to the City. The Neighborhood Grant Guidelines contains samples of eligible grant activities.